More Time for Quilting
Maybe I'm just frugal by nature. Maybe its because I am a child of parents who survived The Great Depression. I have a difficult time throwing anything away. I swish water to get the last little bit of soap or conditioner out of a bottle. I use fabric strips from worn out blue jeans to weave rugs on my weaving loom. I've even passed up the new fabrics in my stash, on occassion, to make a quilt from the "good parts" of worn out clothing.
I typically drive a car until its a rust bucket, wear clothes until their worn then cut them into rags, and if something still works --- I still use it!!
I may have to re-think some of these practices!!! My 28 year old washer finally died and its partner (the dryer) was on its last legs. We found a fantastic sale during Thanksgiving weekend and ordered one of those high efficency washer/dryer sets. They were delivered today and I am absolutely amazed. They use way less water, soap, and energy while doing way bigger loads....all this while making hardly any noise.
The way I see it, since I'm going to be saving $$$ on gas, electric, water and laundry products and since I'll be saving time by doing fewer loads.....I'll will have more time and $$$ for quilting!!! I can't help it --- its how my mind works.
I think I'll look around. Maybe there is something else around here that should be replaced.......I'm dreaming of some more quilting.....