Friday, March 16, 2007

Another successful day

Today I went to the quilt shop on the far end of town, which happened to be RIGHT across the street from a feed store. I stopped in to ask if they had any whole wheat. Yup! They sell 50 pound bags of white hard wheat for about $11. Discount if you pay cash. ;) While I haven't used up the buckets I got the other month, I'm glad to have found a local source for wheat! I know a feed store doesn't sound that appealing, but I've heard of others doing it, and I'll be feeding the grain slowly in the grinder to watch for icky stuff.

After the feed store, I went to the quilt shop to look for red cotton thread. I wasn't looking for bright red, but something more like country or deep red? Well, I took the last 2 spools of Robinson-Anton thread they had! :D

The other good news is that my husband is open to the idea of getting a chest freezer! See (and my dad will testify), I'm a really good packer when I need to be. Anytime we were going on a vacation and things would be tight (like a bunch of Christmas gifts), they'd put me in charge of packing and make my siblings my peons and I'd order them what to give me. ;)

Another time I was going backpacking with my sister, dad, brother and half of the local boy scouts and one of the trucks transmission blew out. So my dad stopped and *I* had to load all the stuff into my dad's truck. It was full before the broken truck, but it was now crammed FULL. I even had to turn down some firewood, there just wasn't room. But I got to make all those boy scouts my peons too. :D

Anyhow, when I got back from shopping yesterday, I used my packing skills to get all the freezer stuff neatly into the freezer. For lunch my husband wanted the Honey BBQ chicken, which was near the bottom. In the process of pulling it out, nearly half of the freezer contents came with it. "I want a bigger freezer." he said. Whoo hoo!! I had already priced a 7 cubit freezer (about the size of a dishwasher? little smaller) for $200 at Costco. I'm going to wait a bit to see if a better deal is going to come up (like when the Lowes or BestBuy opens), but I have a green light to get a freezer. :)



Sweet P said...

You have had a busy week! I love the red thread and fabric. I might have to stop at Joanne's today too.

I have a glass vase for keeping my scraps in too. I toss all of the scraps in there and when it is full it goes in the trash.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Do you need to be concerned that the red thread will run? Dunno...just throwing that out there.

Guess I'll be driving there alone, we have 2 cars and I have to be in FL for a few days right in the middle of things..sheesh! Luckily I have a sis in the LA area to stop mid-point.

Mrs. Moody said...

I don't know what I would do without my freezer. It seriously helps us out when I am trying to by in bulk even though there is only two of us.

Also, my feed store sells wheat to. Can you please fill me in on your process of what you do with it? It might be something to look into.