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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A frugal project and a "GET TO KNOW YOU" quiz....


                                                  Hello my dears... 
This is looking out my sewing room window this past weekend.. We had MORE  snow...

Oh well... that is great thing about Winter..lots of snow...  
 I thought I would show you a little project that only took a little over an hour to accomplish..
I had picked up an old linen tablecloth at a thrift store and decided that I would use it for something other than what it was purposed for...
Actually, my Mom has done this for years..
She says that there is really not anything as lovely as linen for drying dishes. 
Anyway... I decided to use her idea and make up a few tea towels.. 
16 of them actually from one large tablecloth...
Here is all you do...  
Divide the tablecloth into half and rip as you go...Then keep on halving and ripping and so on until the tablecloth is used up...

It will vary how many you get depending on the size of your cloth..
Then...
Double up a quarter of an inch seam on all sides...
Some girls would press these sides and all but they are only tea towels so I just turned as I went.. EASY...
Actually, some sides are already finished for you...
VOILA....

Sixteen tea towels for the grand total of $4.00...
Can't beat that even if you figure in your time..
I ironed them  just for you all....lol...
I expect that the next time they go through the washer and dryer they will just be folded..lol..


Now.... for a little fun..
 I was over visiting Linda and she had this little quiz going on so that she could get to know her visitors a little more...
She thought that perhaps we would also like to do it on our blogs.  And as I thought it was a lovely way to get to know you all I decided to do it also..
I hope you will enjoy the quiz as it is very simple
You can copy and paste the questions or just number from
1  -  5 on the comment section and put down your answers...


1. Would you rather be knitting, crocheting, hand stitching doing embroidery, sewing using your sewing machine or all of the above?

2. Do you have any kind of crafty or sewing thing that you are working on now?

3. Do you like to cook from scratch or do you use prepared food?

4. Will you have a garden this next summer......what will you grow and will you start your own seeds?

5. Do you live in the city or on a farm which would you rather if you could?

1.  I love sewing with my machine and then finishing up my projects with hand sewing and / or embroidery..
2.  I have a couple of prim dolls on the go along with some cushions and a bit of crochet... 
3.  I love cooking and usually it is from scratch...
4.  I look forward to having a couple of herb beds for making homemade salves, mixes, etc. and Terry does the veggie garden.  My favorites are cukes, green beans, garlic, and tomatoes...
5.  We live in a small village in Eastern Canada but if we were younger we would like to farm on the side... I think.... Although, we do have an old homestead that we visit as often as we can... (It is not the same as actually farming the land, of course)..

Well, thank you so much my dears for stopping by.. I hope you will try answering this wee quiz ..I know that there are not as many followers on The Blessed Hearth yet but I am thankful for all that are.  I want to welcome all the new ones.   It will be nice getting to know you all a bit better...
Take care and may God bless and keep you all...
                                      
                                               HUGS....

12 comments:

  1. I love the tea towels....great little project.
    Thanks for sharing.....

    Linda @ Nothin But Country Living

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  2. I love the towels, Faye!

    1. Would you rather be knitting, crocheting, hand stitching doing embroidery, sewing using your sewing machine or all of the above?

    Crocheting & sewing machine.


    2. Do you have any kind of crafty or sewing thing that you are working on now?

    Table runner, crocheted dish cloths and a shawl for mother-in-law.

    3. Do you like to cook from scratch or do you use prepared food?

    Scratch cooking here due to food allergies and frugalness.

    4. Will you have a garden this next summer......what will you grow and will you start your own seeds?

    Absolutely! All kinds of vegetables, herbs and flowers.

    5. Do you live in the city or on a farm which would you rather if you could?

    We live in a small, rural town. I love both the city and the farm life to be honest. We did ten years of inner city ministry which I loved! However, I do like the out of doors and fresh air of the country. So I guess, I'm flexible! ;-)

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  3. Great idea for the towels. I have a few table cloths that I never use anymore. I'll have to dig them out!

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  4. Greetings in the Savior's Name, Faye!
    Those look like the most expensive damask tea towels going! But how economical of you to sew them up QT!

    The quiz is a great idea!
    I love hand sewing best!
    Presently I'm working on several x stitch patterns!
    I use a mixture of fresh/ pre-prepared ingredients when cooking.
    Having my own garden is sthg I'd love but have never gotten round to starting!
    We live on the edge of town but I was brought up on a wee farm and definitely class myself as a country girl!

    Have a lovely week!

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  5. Great idea. Here it goes.
    1. I dont do either I can, just never could get into it, I love to do my Photography.
    2. I just finished a photo portfolio thats a craft isnt it .
    3. A bit of both, but I do love making my own stews soups and chilli's
    4.Yes all kinds of flowers some from the garden centre and some allready in waiting for spring.
    5.I live in a small country village surrounded by forests and a river in South Western Ontario Canada everyone here has alot of property its a spasiouse village lots of farm land around us. I was born and raised on a farm and have always been a country gal ! This was fun, Have a great day !

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  6. Hi Faye! Love your towels!
    1. I love my sewing machines and I like to sit and finish things off by hand.
    2. I have a quilt, 3 sets of table toppers and 2 dolls going right now. Really have fun with those dolls!
    3. I like to cook from scratch. This has worked out really well for us as my husband is now in renal failure and is on dialysis so I have to make a lot of adjustments to ingredients.
    4. No garden for us this year. We had to plow it under last summer to make room for a super garage. I hope to start a small area for tomatoes and I have an herb garden that survived the bulldozers!
    5. We live just outside a city in Indiana so we have the best of both. I was raised in the country and would not mind being a bit farther from the city, but I go where he goes.
    Nice Idea!
    Donnie

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  7. Oh Dear, are you ready for these awful results??
    1. Would you rather be knitting, crocheting, hand stitching doing embroidery, sewing using your sewing machine or all of the above?

    If I actually knew how to sew well, I'd pick that- I don't know how to do any of the others. :(


    2. Do you have any kind of crafty or sewing thing that you are working on now?
    Does cleaning my craft room count??

    3. Do you like to cook from scratch or do you use prepared food?
    I love to cook from scratch- I nooed some new ideas for cooking ahead though- time seems to be scarce!

    4. Will you have a garden this next summer......what will you grow and will you start your own seeds?
    Yup- We grew a garden last year for the first time and actually loved it... peas, beans, corn, carrots, beets, cukes, potatoes- YUM (and cheap)! We will but the seeds


    5. Do you live in the city or on a farm which would you rather if you could? I like where I am!! In the country but I wouldn't want to live on a farm, the idea of doing chores everyday frightens (and tires) me!

    After all that, am I still your pet Faye?? I think I need a few more lessons! LOL

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  8. 1. Would you rather be knitting, crocheting, hand stitching doing embroidery, sewing using your sewing machine or all of the above?

    I'd rather be using my sewing machine

    2. Do you have any kind of crafty or sewing thing that you are working on now?

    I have been working on burp cloths and matching receiving blankets, for we are expecting our first granddaughter any day.

    3. Do you like to cook from scratch or do you use prepared food?

    I love to cook from scratch, but use prepared food on our busy days.

    4. Will you have a garden this next summer......what will you grow and will you start your own seeds?

    No garden.....

    5. Do you live in the city or on a farm which would you rather if you could?

    I live in a small city with lots of agriculture and mountains around. I would love to live on property with land, but near the city, so that I can have lots of animals!

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  9. Hello, Faye~ I just love your table linens! And I love finding new things about my bloggy friends, too.... here are my answers.


    1. Would you rather be knitting, crocheting, hand stitching doing embroidery, sewing using your sewing machine or all of the above?
    Unfortunately, I can't do any of the above except machine sewing, and I don't even do it very well! hehe
    2. Do you have any kind of crafty or sewing thing that you are working on now? I alwasy have an unfinished project or two~ right now I have a couple of aprons unfinished and a little stuffed animal for a small memeber of the family's birthday that I need to finish soon!
    3. Do you like to cook from scratch or do you use prepared food? I love to cook from scratch if the time permits~ some days I have lots of chores and will cheat a little.
    4. Will you have a garden this next summer......what will you grow and will you start your own seeds? We will have another small veggie garden this year~ tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and maybe one or two more... I usually buy my seeds from our local farm store.
    5. Do you live in the city or on a farm which would you rather if you could?
    We live near a city, but far enough away to be considered rural. I could never live in the city... my nerves couldn't take it! *giggle*

    This was fun, Faye! Hope you're having a wonderful week, dear friend!

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  10. JUST WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE FOR FILLING OUT THE QUIZ.. PERHAPS YOU CAN GO AND CHECK OUT EACH OTHER'S BLOGS IF YOU HAVE ONE.. ALSO, THANK YOU FOR THE EMAILS...
    HOPEFULLY, WE WILL GET A FEW MORE.
    HAVE A BLESSED DAY...

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  11. I am very fond of vintage table linens and have a small collection of them. These could be "Sunday" tea towels.
    1. I like to piece quilt blocks on the sewing machine.
    2. I have a quilt in the frames and a quilt top almost finished.
    3. I don't particulary like to cook; just what's necessary. lol
    4. Yes, we'll have a garden, weather permitting.
    5. We live on a farm with four poultry houses and we also raise beef cattle.

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  12. 1. Would you rather be knitting, crocheting, hand stitching doing embroidery, sewing using your sewing machine or all of the above? Don't know how to crochet, but the rest I can do.

    2. Do you have any kind of crafty or sewing thing that you are working on now? Making a quilt baby blanket for a special baby girl. Not sure how it will turn out, never did one like this before.

    3. Do you like to cook from scratch or do you use prepared food? Cook from scratch but when i am in a hurry prepared food seems to be just fine.

    4. Will you have a garden this next summer......what will you grow and will you start your own seeds? Don't have a place for a garden, unless I help Lindsay with hers....lol!

    5. Do you live in the city or on a farm which would you rather if you could? I live in town and love it. Lived in the country growing up and way to far from everything.

    Faye, Am I still your teachers pet too?

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