Archive for Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

February 27, 2002

Dot says, "I remember when I got to dust, Mama could make me feel so important, so special when I got to dust her special things.

She made a dusting mitt out of one of Dad's worn out wool socks. She sewed a seam right down the center of the length of the sock, cutting the other half of the sock away, making a tube to fit my long skinny arm. Oh, that was such fun. I found all kinds of places to dust with that mitt. I now have one to fit over my yardstick for dusting in those hard-to-reach places."

Thanks for sharing that neat little tip with us this morning, Dot.

A few more tips on sewing with knits might be in order while we're on the topic. There are elastics made especially for use with knits. (I use them for other fabrics, they're better than most, I think.) They seem to stretch and snap back and even last longer. We used to find it only in "Stretch and Sew" shops, but check in your local fabric shop first to maybe save you some time. There are even elastics made for swimwear that retains elasticity even in salt water or chlorine-treated water. There are elastics made for all sorts of uses.

Give a special thanks to that young boy or girl who carries out your groceries, get to know them, surprise them with a tip, they work hard and are on the run all the time.

Until next week, stay happy. Love and God bless you all. Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie.

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