"I wish to urge again the importance of self-reliance on the part of every individual Church member and family. None of us knows when a catastrophe might strike. Sickness, injury, unemployment may affect any of us. We have a great welfare program with facilities for such things as grain storage in various areas. It is important that we do this. But the best place to have some food set aside is within our homes, together with a little money in savings. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N624MhSpPgo - she shows getting storage ideas.
I have been working a lot outside this week but worked on the t-shirt that I traced off of an already made t-shirt. I liked using a tracing wheel so this skill building was a win.
It fits just like the original, a great skill to learn. I learned how to make a pattern from an already made shirt with a tracing wheel.
I learned how to make t-shirts when my kids were little. I would applique fun things on the front. Back then we used ribbing for the neck. This was my first one using the same fabric the shirt was made from. I really like the look and it was a savings to boot.
I made a soap sack this week to hold the bits and pieces of soap that get leftover. I wanted to make this to stretch the soap farther for when I don't use these ends for laundry soap.
https://www.crochetwithmarybeth.com/learn-the-iris-stitch-for-charity-free-crochet-pattern/ - here is the pattern, it's free.
https://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/homemade-liquid-laundry-detergent-plus-a-free-printable-label/ - this is the laundry soap I like. I have found just any bar soap works...so none of my soap goes to waste.
I also finished this knitted elephant girl I’ve been working on. The cats approved!
So that is what I learned and finished this week.
Gus wants to know what skills did you learn this week?
Every little thing adds up whether you are growing food storage or growing your skills.
Missy asks are you building a food storage binder with recipes and information you would need?
With prices going up on, well, everything, we will need our skills and storage now more than ever.
The more we can do for ourselves, the more we can save.
Gus says don't stick your tongue out at being safe, keep wearing your mask.
Missy agrees and adds for you to be sure to social distance and wash your paws.