Author Archives: afrugalspinster

Decisions, Decisions

Dear Readers I need your help with my wardrobe. I largely choose my clothes for practicality and function. I’ve never had a flair for fashion. I just made a¬† cap sleeved dress from $1¬†thrifted white tee shirt fabric and a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Show & Tell

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Thrift Haul

Helping Hands isn’t far from my home but its not along my regularly traveled route so I seldom shop there. Recently I had to pass it so I stopped in for a look around. I’m glad I did. I like … Continue reading

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Holey Socks

One of my resolutions for 2017 is to complete the many unfinished projects in my sewing room. For some time whenever I came across a sock with a hole in it I tossed in in a to-be-mended box. From the … Continue reading

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Book Report #6

I’ve been under the weather for several days so I’ve done more reading than usual. I pulled a book from my own collection. One I purchased at a thrift store of course. I love reading Christian biographies. My greatest heroes … Continue reading

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Book Report #5

The Family Nobody Wanted by Helen Doss This biographical work tell the story of how Carl and Helen Doss ended up adopting 12 multi-racial children. After the Dosses learned they could not have children of their own the adopted a … Continue reading

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By Popular Demand

After posting about giving homemade preserves as gifts I had a request for my Peach-Raspberry Jam recipe. 2 cups seedless raspberry puree (from about 4 to 4 1/2 cups raspberries) 2 cups finely chopped peaches 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 … Continue reading

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