There used to be a tv program where they asked 'the money or the box' - which would you choose? Our budget is like that at the moment - the clothesline or the plants? The fence or the gravel to complete the driveway and paths? Topsoil for the lawn or mushroom compost for the garden beds? As I type, Sophie's making the first budget decisions of her own- finding something from book club for under $5. Quite devastating to realise that the picture of the Lalaloopsy doll was actually for a story, rather than the toy itself. Here she comes again - yes, success! A Lalaloopsy painting book for only $4 - she's done very well!
Fingers crossed I have the same luck in the budgetting decisions of my own!
PS Blackwork embroidery washing line stitched by me as a present for a friend a couple of years ago - pattern from the Made in France series - can't remember exactly which one, either Red, Blue or Black!