Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

June 7, 2011

A long line at the swimming pool just the other day. The water had no chance to warm up. So those “small fries” will jump in, soon hop right back out, shivering and shaking. They then wrap up in a towel. A few minutes later, they’re right back in. As I recall it took about three of such tune-ups.

Takes me back to a very special, toasty warm cover-up I quickly made one time. I called it “My Minnie Ha Ha.” It was, I thought, so “American Indian-like” with a fringed lower edge. I’d found some bath towels when they first came out with the velour look (only one side in the beginning). My men folk hated them, that velour side, not absorbent at all. These had just a surged hem on one end and 3-4 inches of fringe on the other end. I sewed the top corners toward the center to create shoulder seams, with the center section open for my head to go through. I cut the center front down a few inches and then sewed the side seams, leaving a roomy armhole and splits at the bottom for easy movement.

It makes a great cover-up for out of the shower, or out of the pool. You don’t even need brand new towels or towels of the same color. Make some for the kids. Also, it’s just the right size to sit or lay on in the sun. It’s certainly great on the budget.

Enjoy your summer. It will be gone all too soon. Have all the fun you can with the kids.

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

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