Archive for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

June 12, 2012

Everything we buy has its own tag. Today, I have a special tag on my mind. It is on all kinds of bedding, mattresses and pillows. You can’t miss this one; it even involves the law.

I’ve had a lot of concern, puzzlement and just plain fun with this one. Its bigness and bulkiness are made to get your attention in the first place. Then, there is the first thing you read in bold print: Under penalty of law, this tag is not to be removed except by the consumer.

Then, of course, it contains every fiber of its being, of its content, etc. My question has always been, do they read “Under penalty of the law,” and stop? Do they not even think of cutting it off? Did they not read on to “the consumer?”

We can no longer decide just what color or print we really want, then count on really finding it. We take a trip to our old dependable department store and we’re told “Oh, we haven’t had one of those for… we never get those now.” Now, it’s all too often “This will have to do.”

Recently, at a garage sale I found this beautiful, old, queen-sized bedspread, “Oh, well, I can cut it down to a twin.”

I took its skirt off and cut it to a perfect size. I had a pink skirt on the bed, just perfectly matched. I discarded its skirt and other ruffling and bound it with pink binding. Now the room is perfect.

Guess what? This beautiful, old piece was still sporting that, now worn, crumpled and twisted, the print just readable. It might have even been tucked under a chin, so to speak.

Have fun now and share those hugs.

— Aunt Norie, PO Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086;

auntnorie@att.net

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