Monday, May 6, 2019
"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing’ (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors, and support bishops as they care for others." (All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet)
We have everything we need right here, we either haven't found it yet or it's a combination of not having tried yet.
We have so many blessings.
There is so much turmoil in the world. We need to help wherever we can. As I keep saying, there is no shortage of people who need help. So look around you and see what you can do for others.
Here in Iowa you can plant your gardens after May 15. However, I have seen frost after that time a few times in the past. I always watch the weather and get an idea of the temps. This year I thought I would plant a few tomatoes in containers and maybe a jalapeno pepper as well.
What are your gardening plans this year?
I am still spring cleaning but I am also still learning...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPgkVoVypyU&feature=youtu.be - this is a great technique to know how to do, especially with the sock machine but I do love working by hand and definitely on car trips.
I knit this sock yarn on a trip to Nauvoo Illinois when I wasn't driving
This is the beginning of doing the afterthought everything sock like in the video. When I am done spring cleaning I will be cranking a sock tube to do the afterthought everything socks that way as well.
What new thing are you learning?
I do have to mention we did see flooding on our way by the Mississippi which makes me think again will the farmers get into the fields?
https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/free-t-shirt-sewing-patterns.html - this site has many free t-shirt patterns if you are wanting to work on your sewing skills.
Whatever sewing machine you have, read the manual from front to back. Then do swatches of everything the machine will do. This helps you to know your machine.
I put my pages in a binder that I keep by my sewing machine.
Sewing is a great skill well worth building. Your machine might be a basic machine and that is okay. Learn it up and down, also learn how to clean and oil it.
This would be a good project to do with all your appliances, we should know all they are able to do.
Build a binder of all the manuals to all the items you have. It is handy to have them all together...you won't have to look for them as they will be in the binder.
Keep working on your skills and on your storage and things you can do to be more frugal.