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Food and Fabric

June 12th, 2018 at 02:31 pm

I'm already dreading making the grocery lists for this week. I've been using up lots of stuff, both fresh and pantry wise so I think this week's grocery bills are going to be a lot higher than what we have had lately.

Unfortunately DH's garden did not give us carrots, radishes, or lettuce. Apparently the seed was bad because nothing came up. Well, I take that a back, 3 small lettuce leaves showed up after his third planting. Not even enough for including on a sandwich. His green onions are going gang busters as are his herbs. I brought some onions in for our dinner -- crabmeat casserole and roasted zucchini with chopped onion and added some Oregano and sage to the casserole.

A few months ago I purchased 10 yards of some fabric for $9 at a thrift store. I really liked the material and my plan was to make two cottage sets, one for the bathroom and one for the kitchen window. I've made them, two table runners, and today I made a pillowcase for a casual pillow. I then used the scraps to recover my two favorite potholders that are really starting to look worn. I crocheted covers a few years ago, but they look pretty bad now too. So, I cut those off and made little covers and although they don't look perfect, it does make them look better. I still have some material left. Not sure what I will do with the rest of it, but I most certainly have gotten my money's worth out of it.

Over the weekend we went to an open air market and I was a big spender. Bought a squash and a cucumber for 50 cents each. We've eaten the squash already and the cucumber is going to make an appearance in my salad tomorrow. I really like reasonably priced fresh vegetables.

9 Responses to “Food and Fabric”

  1. P2P Living Says:


    What are cottage sets?

  2. CB in the City Says:

    You really did use that fabric! I like finding cheap fresh vegetables, too. Farmers' markets in my area have become so expensive, they are more of a splurge than a bargain! But I do find my bargains at Food4Less' .99 shelf!

  3. Wink Says:

    Crabmeat casserole sounds yummy!

  4. shiela Says:

    Carrots hates me, I could never grow them. Luckily they are fairly cheap to buy.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Cottage sets -- a valance and two tiers, P2P.

    Sheila, DH feels your pain!

    CB, glad you find some bargains at the Food 4 Less.

    Wink -- it was pretty tasty. Thanks!

  6. P2P Living Says:


    Good to know. I bet they turned out nice! I can't sew at all.

  7. pjmama Says:

    So glad you got so much use out of the fabric. Sounds like it was an amazing find!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'd go pick up some lettuce starts so you can jump start your growing a bit. You should still be able to grow radishes and carrots if you get some new seed. Lettuce and spinach from seed as well.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We're not having a garden this year either. DH got enamored with his corals hobby, and so basically nothing else is getting done unless I do it. I would've started it myself, but he was so into it last year that I didn't want to step on something he would actually DO that is productive.

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