Thursday, October 23, 2008

Zach's new shirt

Zach's new shirt, originally uploaded by WeeBeaks.

It's been a while so time for a photo! This is a shirt I made for Zach.

In other news ... there isn't too much. We just go day by day, homeschooling, dealing with life. :)

In sewing news, I'm sewing for family lately, and preparing for holiday sewing. I have several things in mind for each of the kids. I'm working on Zach's denim rag quilt. It would be done by now had I not sewed a bunch of the blocks together wrong! GGGRR. I hate when that happens. But it is fixable with the seam ripper at least. It has set me back in my timeline for completion of that. I'll post a picture of that when I get it done. It is not complicated by any means, and not elaborate. It is my hope that it will serve him for many years as it is rather plain honestly, befitting of a growing boy who is getting past the cutesy stage.

I also have cut out 5 new tops for myself and sewed up 4 of them already, all from Ottobre. These were sorely needed as some of my shirts, in fact probably more than 50% of them, are older than Zach. I just needed to get moving on the shirts as they certainly are not hard to do, taking an hour or less each now that I have the pattern adjusted my shape.

The kids are quiet, so if I sprint off right away from the computer I may get to sew a few seams before someone needs mommy again.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Walgreens deal on peanut butter

Just time for a quick post tonight of Walgreens. The best deal for us this week is on Skippy peanut butter. They are 3 jars for $5 this week, and if you buy $15 worth you get a coupon for $5 off your next Walgreens order. There are coupons out for $1 off 2 jars of Skippy. So,

Buy 9 jars of Skippy = $15
Use 4 of the $1 off 2 jars: -$4

You get 9 jars of Skippy for $11 and $5 off your next order, so essentially 9 jars of Skippy peanut butter for $6, or $0.67 per jar.

While you are there, check to see clearance items. Our brand new store has on clearance Mexican food items including Herdez salsa for $1. There are coupons for $0.50/1 jar so that means Herdez at $0.50 per jar. The expiration date on ours is 2010, so cheap salsa for us for a while. Happy shopping! :)