Archive for Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

July 23, 2003

For one of my great-grandaughters, a favorite treasure is her American Girl doll.

Katie, who is now ready for high school, is also is in the process of a move.

"We're moving to a new home, to a new town even," Katie said. "It'll be hard leaving all the old friends behind."

Katie is excited about the move and is decorating her new bedroom. She has decided on an Oriental theme.

So guess what -- her great-grandma is going to make a new wardrobe for the doll (I forgot to ask the doll's name). Now that will take some time, but it will be fun.

McCall's has patterns for many different outfits. The pattern envelope has a "Travel the World" title with various nationalities, including Egyptian, Chinese and English. These new outfits are, of course, going to be Oriental as that favorite little doll takes her place in the new home.

That little "American Girl" doll is, I think, destined to someday become a collector's item. They make a nice gift for a big little girl. Oh, and that McCall's pattern is Number 9666 and they will fit your 14- to 18-inch dolls.

I, as most of you know, will ask "What is your pet peeve?" I get some good ones, some strange ones a lot of fun ones and so on. However, the other day (I can't use the name) someone wrote in and I'm sure there will be echoes as you read this pet peeve.

"They just had to cut our big beautiful Golden Rain tree down -- it was too big," she wrote. "It was too big. There was not enough room for it.

"Yeah, it really ticks me off. How big do they think the little one will get, now in bloom near the intersection of Fourth and Main?"

Thanks, my dear. And I, for one, will echo that.

Many have said that was one, if not the most beautiful of all the Golden Rain trees ever seen. It often was photographed by strangers just passing through town. Old Dr. Coe had planted it there years ago.

Keep as cool as you can, I'm always glad to have August done with.

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

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