Archive for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

May 4, 2010

My daughter Cathy and I found a real live treasure at a garage sale last Saturday.

We found and saw love in full bloom, after 59 years — the love, the tenderness, the caring, as they looked at each other, shared events of the past with us.

She was about to sell me two empty planters, one on each side of the garage door, when he said, “Oh no, honey, I’m going to plant flowers in them for you.”

Beaming, she then said, “On our 50th he gave me 50 long-stemmed roses. Can you imagine 50 long stems in one bundle?”

I didn’t get your names, but thank you for sharing your wonderful life with us. I’ll treasure the planter you gave me. It’s full now of beautiful flowers my daughter, Lois, gave me. Thanks again.

I also found a blouse at another sale, perfect color, cool thin fabric, long sleeves, just way too wide in the shoulders. It’s so easily remedied. You need to be acquainted with patterns before trying this one, however.

Carefully rip out the sleeve seam at the shoulders — the sleeve seam to the elbow area, and the whole side seam. Now lay the blouse out flat. With a paper underneath, outline the sleeve hole cutting line, making a new sleeve set in pattern. Now just raise that pattern you’ve made up on the shoulder the 2 or 3 inches you needed to shorten the sleeve. Cut a new sleeve hole and reset the sleeve, cut away the excess on the underarm seam and the under sleeve and then reset the sleeve.

Bye now. God bless.

Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@att.n

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