Archive for Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

August 17, 2005

"It just takes one person to start a new fad, I guess, like someone somehow decided to fringe their jean legs perhaps," J.L. said. "But I'd rather think they were copying some stage show costume. However it got started, it surely has caught on, hasn't it."

She was telling me how she had delighted her little girl by just adding a bit of floral border print around her daughter's jean legs, then sewing some glitter sequins into the flowers.

Have you also noticed the clever trims, the beads, fringes they have added to their "cut-offs," their "Capri's," some very dressy and expensive ones, I might add.

J.L.'s daughter is into sewing now anyway with her 4-H projects. The fair was in full swing last week with those kids and their animals "sweating it out," so to speak.

They've worked so hard, now comes their rewards. Andy they will be ready to do it all again next year. We are all so proud of you, and thanks to so many dedicated leaders.

It is hard work for the whole family, but with such great rewards. But I've always asked why does it always have to be at the very hottest time of the year.

How another mom gets her kid interested in sewing: She said she lets them sew on her machine by first drawing designs on Styrofoam trays then stitching the designs without thread in the needle.

"They learn the rhythm of the machine -- no thread to tangle -- or mess up my bobbin. They have to carefully follow the lines. I let them know this is serious it certainly is not playtime."

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

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