Archive for Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

November 23, 2004

As you are doing all of that Christmas sewing, don't forget a friend or relative in the nursing home. That remnant of wool or soft fleecy warm fabric might be just right for a cozy warm shawl or wrap for someone on your Christmas list.

As you trim and clip, those scraps of wool and yarn make great filling for a pincushion. Stuff those scraps into a small circle of bright cheery fabric, add a bit of lace or ruffling -- and presto, a pincushion.

A scarf, also, can easily be made. Purchase 12 inches of 60-inch wool. There are so many colors to choose from. Sew a small hem on the sides or even serge or zigzag, then fringe out the ends by pulling the threads. The kids could even make projects like these for grandma and granddad.

Have a happy Thanksgiving. We do have so very much to be thankful for. Share a little joy with those around you.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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