Archive for Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

August 31, 2005

Some handy little tips today:

June hands down this little saver her mother used. Mom always had to have a table cloth on the table, be it in the house or out on the picnic table in the back yard. Mom had her special ones for outdoors and each of those had a pocket in each corner, us kids always put rocks in those pockets to keep the cloth from blowing off the table. Us kids still talk about all of that fun when we get together now.

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WB had such fun helping her grandmother. Her grandmother taught her to crochet potholders when she was very small. One thing she remembers that was fun was how she helped her grandmother get ready to start a new project -- one especially when her grandmother was going to use two threads together. "She used to let me string the threads each one separately through a wooden spool they never got all tangled and mixed up as worked that way."

Neva has her new sewing machine in her mom's old treadle sewing machine cabinet. I love all of those old drawers for "stuff." When sewing many times she folds and pins a terry cloth towel over the leaf to keep fabric from sliding off.

There are many of those old cabinets being used, especially the Singer sewing machines. They have continued to use the same hinges so that very thing can be done their rule I'm sure must be any Singer head will fit any Singer cabinet.

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I keep in my pin tray several of those curved hair clips, so quick and easy to just clip over that turned-up hem to hold it in place, also allowing one to make quick changes as you go.

Pass on those hugs now and have a great day.

-- Aunt Norie, P.0. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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