Archive for Tuesday, July 3, 2001

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

July 3, 2001

"Just sign me your frugal friend," she laughed as she shared with us this trick.

She and her neighbor had had a garage sale, with other families contributing their "stuff" too they had six baby bed bumper pads left over.

"I got this wild idea and, Aunt Norie, I can say you started it with your old-timer ideas of not wasting anything," she said as they loaded up their leftovers for the local Good Shepherd shop.

She took the bumper pads, cut them across into approximately 3-foot sections and tacked them together with long running stitches to make a square.

She repeated the process six more times with the middle three going the opposite direction to make a big floor pillow for the kids. She covered it with fabric with ropes and tassels on the corners. She said her three little children romp and play with it. She thinks she'll make another one.

"I'm sure it will last longer than had I paid a fancy price for one like it," she said. "Most of all I had the great feeling and satisfaction of accomplishment."

Let's just make this pillow day because I have another clever floor pillow Tillie sent in.

Tillie made a nice floor pillow for her grandchildren to romp and play on. She cuts squares from an old warm and fluffy sleeping bag, sewed the edges together by hand. She added some fringe and sewed the center together through two big flat buttons.

"They love it," she said.

Both are great ideas thanks a bunch girls. Like the pebble tossed into the water, the little ripples (your ideas) will go on and on. They're also fine pillows because they'll never bunch and mat up.

They tell me this works, too. One might be able to "blitz zits" with a thick paste of backing soda and peroxide, applied before bedtime.

Love and God bless, Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie, 66086-0265.

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