Thursday, May 26, 2022

Thursday, Another chart, Thrifty Thursday


 Wow, I am onto chart #14 for the year.  I am really ahead of myself this year, but it is due to the wedding season being so crazy. 

I have had 4 wedding dresses picked up this week and I am working hard to finish another today.  Don't know if it will be picked up tomorrow or not.  I hope so as I just love to see them go by by.

My middle finger on my right hand is raw at the top from hand work.  I know, I know wear a thimble, but I hate them. I still have 1/2 the lace to sew on the bottom and then I have to machine sew the under layers and that sucker is done.  It was a huge amount of hand sewing.

Still have not gotten into the bridesmaid dresses and every day I say I am going to tackle them, and I don't.  But taking Kelsa and the dogs back up to Uniontown to Kelsa's other grandma was a 1.5 hour round trip and then I had to reach dance for 2.5 hours and I came home so tired.  I did as much as I could sewing and then I just had to stop. 

I need to get a pair of fire pants altered and then onto the wedding dress and I swear I am going to do those dang bridesmaid dresses today if it kills me.  The one thing about today is that I have no interruptions. Well except for clients, dogs, cats, hubs, my ever-spinning brain.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. Saved all my spare change

2. saved all my $5 bills  $55.00 this week, and total since last cash in $255.00

3. saved a $1, $5, $10, $20 bill 

4. downloaded all rec't to fetch

5. used parts of old wedding dresses to repair wedding dresses and charged client

6. searched for least expensive place to purchase gas

7. cooked all meals from scratch with pantry and freezer things except one.

8. made homemade cookies and a pie with pantry staples, many given to me free.

9. Just picked up $17.00 worth of free to me groceries from points accumulated.

10. Used coupons at Joanns for items needed

11. have not turned on the air conditioner yet

12. picking my own lettuce that I grew from dollar store seed

13. no food waste here, even the scraps go to the chickens.

14. Replanted my squash seeds and they are coming up so I will not buy starts.

Well,  I had better get into the shop and get things done.  My plans today:

1. finish green fire pants

2. alter denim vest

3. finish bride dress and call client

4. hem and press and bridesmaid dress

5. take in,hem and press and bridesmaid dress

6. hem a bridesmaid dress

7. hem a bridesmaid dress

8. hem a mother of the bride dress

9. rip and get a bridesmaid dress ready to alter

If I get all this done it will be a holy miracle. 

Okay Kim is off (and not her rocker)

What have you done this last week to be thrifty?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim