Archive for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

December 9, 2009

A young lad who was so frustrated. And when you hear his story, I’m sure you’ll agree.

He’d yelled at his mom with “It’s your fault mom if I am late you always holler for me to hurry so why do you have to button and zip up my jeans after you wash them? They are a lot harder for me to unbutton even, when they are not on me. So will you please just leave them unbuttoned and unzipped.”

Those jean waistband buttons are hard and stiff to unbutton or button for little guys. I remember I used to even snip the threads at the very back end of the button hole to make the hole a bit more open. Be very careful in doing this, I used a single edged razor blade cutting one thread at a time. However, until you get the ‘knack’ of doing this if you do cut too far you can always just put a stitch or two bask by hand with a needle and thread.

Christmas is right around the corner. Can’t afford all that you’d like to do? Give a card with an offer of your time and services for some special event for friends, etc.

Mother Teresa once said, “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

So smile and be courteous to strangers that you meet, it just might be the only one they receive that day. Pray for our country, our leaders. Listen and actually hear what the kids are saying.

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