Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Waste not - want not

When I was growing up, my mom said a lot of things that have stuck with me through the years. Some of the sayings she picked up from her mom were 'haste makes waste', 'these are the best times of your life,' and the one I can still hear her yelling from the kitchen on laundry day 'don't go upstairs empty handed.'

So when I was on a cross stitch shop trip with Audrey and her sister in law Julie several years ago, I just had to pick up this chart. My framing friend Steve just finished it yesterday.


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Oh, this is so me!

But, I did not grow up like that!!
I am an only child who was born into a well to do family. Believe me, when I say I am not bragging...

I am soo very different than my parents. It has taken them years to *understand* me!! :)

The fact that J and I heat our home by wood was enough to send my Mum over the edge!

Buy clothes at Thrift stores! GASP!

Purchase furniture at yard sales! The horrors!!

But, they came around!

Waste Not, Want Not is our Home Motto!

xo, misha

At Home With Amy said...

I love the cross stitch Mary. Yes that saying has been in my family forever as well. When I say these things to my kids, I can almost hear my mothers voice instead of mine coming from my mouth.

Katy said...

I love it! :)

Unknown said...

My grandmother grew up during the depression. Something like that leaves a mark on many generations afterwards because a penny saved is a penny earned! : )


Deb said...

I love it!!! My mom used to say those same three sayings all the time!!

Sue said...

Oh that is beautiful! And a saying that was often said around our home! Having both parents live through the Great Depression, this word was spoken often!


Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

I will always remember "many hands make light work". And I believe I have heard you utter...if not a thousand times..."don't go upstairs empty handed"! Like mother like daughter. :)

Jennifer said...

I certainly do remember, "Dont go upstairs empty handed!" I still think that when I'm at your house and see someone go upstairs.

Farming On Faith said...

I love it!
Hope you are having a great week!

Cora said...

Yeah those old sayings ring some bells. He did a beautiful job of the framing...

Received my love package today and love the things in it. The card with the lovely bouquet of flowers jumping out is nice. Everything bright and yellow for spring.
Thank you so much!
Have a great week my friend :)

Barb said...

Oh yes those sayings ring true in my memories too! I love your cross stitch project, it really sums up life doesn't it?! Have a wonderful week and blessings to you!

Parsley said...

Love this pattern. I'm a new stitcher...and new to reading your blog. Enjoyed it!

Secondhand Blessings said...

I just ran across your blog, I to enjoy cross-stitching.
Nice pattern.
Here are a few of my projects I've done,
Happy Stitching!