Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Aunt Norie’s sewing room

December 26, 2001

Our dear friend and poet, Oma Lewis Wilson, will be spending this Christmas with our Lord and all his angels. Her daughter Myrna writes, "Mom went quietly and peacefully." Oma, so full of love , peace and patience, blessed so many lives, spread so much happiness and good cheer, one of God's very special angels. The jollyness of her so many poems will go on and on. She will never be forgotten. I'm so very glad I got to know her.

We see so much peace and patience in a nursing home, the residents and the people caring for them. It's just a very special place. Too many look at the nursing home with fear and dread, it's not that at all.

Do you know someone in a nursing home? If not, stop by. Ask at the desk for someone who has no one, some have no family to visit them.

Those dear old folks have stories to tell. They have lived through so much of our history. So if you are overwhelmed and need a break from today's hectic world, step back into yesteryears. They love to relive it and you will find so much. Trust me, just take that first step and find a very special friend.

Mary Ann Needham makes jackets from sweatshirts. She cuts them open down the front first after carefully measuring, making sure of the exact center front. She finds it's easier to then press Heat-Bond along that edge extending it just a wee bit (that will trim off later) she can then work on that cut edge with no danger of stretching it. Heat-bond now comes on a very convenient little narrow roll for just such uses.

Mary Ann also does lots of stitching, applique work, etc. Her work is so very nice. Perhaps you, now after Christmas, have extra sweatshirts you'd like to cut down the front to make a jacket, put zippers in or just bind the edge.

Fun to try.

Have a great New Year now and God Bless you all. Love, Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie, 66086-0265.

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