Tessie Anderson's Awesome Blog

Put a Lid On It, Pa

Along with sewing, I’ve been doing lots and lots of my OTHER most favorite thing in the world.  That’s reading. I still have some juice left on the Half-Price Books gift card that my hubby gave me for Christmas.  He gives me one every year, and it is fun to see how long I can [...]

Posted February 21st, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Sewing is Fun, but Not Frugal

Or rather, I should say, it CAN be frugal, but it can also be hellacious expensive. I’ve been swinging both ways with it.  I’m working on a TOP SECRET FOR MY EYES ONLY project that will be revealed to your eyes sometime in March.  That endeavor is awesome, and awesomely frugal. But I’m trying to [...]

Posted February 19th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Cheater, Cheater, Creamer Eater *PLUS* BONUS Picture of My Doggies Playing in the Snow


Have I blogged about this before?  Too bad.  Here it comes again.  One of my favorite things to do is repeat myself.  I like to get the most bang-for-my-buck from my store of frugal knowledge. Plus, I just did this today, so I need to blog about daily frugal stuff I do.  And also, my [...]

Posted February 11th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas


It is sad when you get an enormous urge to do something, and are prevented from doing it by circumstances beyond your control. I am experiencing this right now with my sick sewing machine. I have a project I am having a lot of fun with, but it is just sitting there waiting for my [...]

Posted February 10th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Sew Sad

My poor sewing machine went kaput yesterday. And in a very bizarre manner. There I was, sewing along happily, when all of a sudden the needle just falls out. But wait – it wasn’t just the needle – it was the thing that holds the needle onto the post. The needle was still in that [...]

Posted February 9th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

An Attitude of Gratitude

Phew! Right about now I’m sure glad I don’t own a Toyota. Lately whenever I’m out walking or driving around and I see one coming at me I screech loudly and wave my arms up and down. I’m scared one is going to speed up and come right at me. Because that is the kind [...]

Posted February 6th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas

Refund? Re-FUN!

Taxes are done, and I get a refund this year. Usually I pay, which is ok, but it’s fun to get some money back, too. The best scenario would be if the taxes taken out of our pay throughout the year were exactly what I owed Uncle Sam at the end of the year. You’d [...]

Posted February 4th, 2010 | Tags: Frugal Ideas