Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

February 6, 2002

Word in from Mitchellene Rosicka; Mitch an old neighbor of mine, an inspiration to so many. That contagious laugh, and smile, always a cheery word. You just couldn't be, "down in the dumps" and be around her.

Mitch loves to crochet and piece quilts. I doubt that she could tell you right off just how many quilt tops she's done. I used to watch her, sit there and visit with me and never miss a stitch. A lot of her pieces came from ready-made garments, cotton dresses and such. Those garments had to be new or near-new condition, (no worn or weakened fabric.) You'll find many such beautiful fabrics at garage sales. Mitch saved the buttons and zippers form them. The last time I saw that jug of buttons (on of those big ones used in water dispensers) it was half-full, that being seven years ago, my goodness it may be full now.

Mitch often with a laugh would say, "I guess if anyone needed to find a matching button " Mitch might be watching TV but her fingers were flying. She also crocheted Afghans the same way. Her quilt pieces were cut so precise, even, like her stitches, perfect.

Remember now to cut that thread always on a slant, it just slips through that needles eye, "slick as a whistle."

Like our friend Mitch, be contagious with those smiles and friendly comments, get to know you neighbors. Find some odd chores for those friendly neighbor children.

Till next week. Love and God bless you all. Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie, 66086-0265.

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