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.



  1. YAY on another chart. Your to do list makes me tired. Sounds like a pretty darn good week to me.

    1. It makes me tired also. I am tired of dresses and sewing, but the show must go on my friend.

  2. You make me want to alter wedding dresses! Really, I would love it. We got a free outing at the "Event" and lots of garden goodies. We eat every scrap in the refrigerator, bought only bogo or sales Tuesday at the grocery. Today, in just a little bit, we are going to The Pig for pork butt roast for $1.78/lb. I hope it looks good enough to buy.

  3. Have a great and glorious day working on those bridesmaid dresses!

    1. It is very humid here and I do not like humid.

  4. Nothing frugal yesterday with a going away gift, swanky craft beer in a hip Minneapolis brewery and food truck snacks for the table. But hey, got to show appreciation. I plan to be frugal this weekend. Oh wait, plumber will be $1000 mine minimum. I need to start some charts.

    1. But sometimes you just need to splurge. Plumbers are so exspensive.

  5. You've got those bridesmaid dresses! The kids turned on the A/C while studying for finals yesterday, but it was also our first day of use. Today it's much cooler & lovely, and we have all of the doors open. It's cloudy & 73, which is a perfect change after the past few 90+ days.

    1. It is so humid here right now and I do not like humidity!

  6. Good for you on finishing another chart. Still have the air conditioning off, but then again today was our first really warm day. Hoping for many more, and I must remind Harvey to uncover the air conditioner.

    You got those dresses and the other work you need to accomplish.

    God bless.

    1. Well I did the best I could, but I stated late.

  7. Good job on getting your dresses out. I bet that feels good. I use a paper sorter(one of those rubber finger tips) on my middle finger for embroidery. Have you ever tried that? I think I paid $3 for a box of them.

    1. No but I will try anything right now. My fingers need a break!

  8. I cannot stand a thimble, either. I have had bloody fingertip from not using one, making pintucks on a christening dress. Now, I use a leather thimble. It is great!

    1. I tried a leather one and I am allergic it made a rash all over my hand.

  9. Happy weekend. Stay safe.