Saturday, June 30, 2007

More Frugality

Today I was a credit to my frugal ancestors for the second time in a couple of weeks.

We had this old heavy sleeping bag that we used for years and then a few holes wore through so the stuffing showed, and the zipper died.

Like I said, it was nice and heavy, and I didn't want to throw it away. I tore the zipper off and got out this enormous piece of cotton fabric--12 yards or so--with mid-90's "country" pictures of pigs and cows and "wind-pointers" (as Jenny said, actually weathervanes) that I got at a garage sale for 25 cents. I sewed a sack the right size and tucked the sleeping bag into it. Then this morning we laid it on the living room floor, and Emily and I crawled around with needles and string, and tied a knot in the middle of each cow.

I hemmed the one remaining open edge and now we have a nice heavy blanket just right for travelling, sleeping on the couch, camping, and so on. Emily lay on the couch and took a nap under it, so I know it works.

And of course when we were in the middle of knotting, Emily had to get us going on a rousing discussion concerning:

Quote of the Day:
"Do cows have belly buttons?"

1 comment:

  1. Let's just say the cord isn't tied in a knot. Does this mean they don't have a belly button? Interesting question...