"In Argentina, Relief Society leaders are trying to teach the importance of food storage. They wrote: “Unfortunately, most of the sisters [here] cannot afford to buy an extra kilo of sugar, or flour, or an extra liter of oil. However, they have been encouraged to save, even just a spoonful at a time." (Elaine L. Jack)
This quote always sticks in my mind about how much easier I have it even at my hardest times. They have it so much harder and yet they do this.... I can do this is what I think and so can you, we've got this.
Procrastination is not our friend, we need to avoid it.
I needed to put a new lashing around the rim of this basket that I made long years ago. The second I got it done Gus thought it was his.
Thought I would show my progress on the weird yarn spin...
I have been canning so I haven't had a lot of time to spin but thought you'd like the update.
Since I am all about learning skills, here is an update on the circular sock machine. I am trying to learn the tension which for now I have back to where I think - think - mind you, where it needs to be. I am so still very much a beginner trying to learn this machine. Incredible that anyone ever learned them or even invented them.
I feel the same way about the rug loom. I have a photocopy of the original directions for the loom and I cannot imagine learning it by only reading it, so I guess learning on them would have been largely passed down to next generation...this is why it is so important we teach each other.
I know I have trouble at times with directions, these throw me over the edge.
I am blessed to have YouTube, this has helped me more than a teacher. The other thing that was my biggest blessing was when Interweave ran a sale for five dollars. I was able to get the best instruction ever on warping my other loom, I watch it every time I warp it.
So I guess by showing you these things I wanted to emphasize there is (for me anyway), a huge learning curve but I push on.
The free jars I got from a friend at church I washed and filled everyone of them.
It takes patience to learn new skills on your own. You could learn faster with a teacher if you can find one but if teachers are not in your budget just keep working hard to teach yourself and have patience.
So do what you can. Find what you want to learn and look on YouTube, you might be surprised what you can teach yourself.
Keep working harder on your storage as times look to be bumpy ahead.
Learn skills that will help you.