Archive for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

May 8, 2012

Time passes and things change, or do they? Just stop and think a moment. Fashions, for one, the new styles; I can so well remember following those depression years, same old clothes same old patterns. They had just begun to change, then during World War II, styles were more or less frozen to save material, factories and time. We got used to doing with what we had or doing without.

That period must have influenced me more than I knew. I have never given much thought to fashion ever since.

As an old friend, Helen M., once said — and I’ll never forget, she said it so well — “If you live long enough, you will have seen almost every phase of fashion and will realize that all new styles are really only modified versions of earlier styles of earlier days and accepted as new by the present generation. I realize they have to change styles to sell clothes.”

Now we are seeing a more thrilling and beautiful thing happening I think. Those old, old, names are returning. For so many years, we’ve had babies named for movie characters, etc.

I have a new great granddaughter name Emma. I have friend who also has a great-granddaughter named Stella. There’s an Alice and so many more. I love it.

I don’t really think we’ll ever again see ladies in pantaloons, layers and layers of petticoats and those heavy corsets, but then, who knows?

Have you gotten acquainted with basting tape yet, You’ll find it with Scotch tape supplies, it just looks like a roll of Scotch tape. It can be a real time saver and an emergency repair item. We all need to have one on hand I think. It is really just a roll of Scotch tape that is sticky on both sides.

I find it really tough and strong enough to, for instance, fasten that hem that’s coming loose and hold until you get home or get time to fix it. I find myself using it for all sorts of stuff — fastening photos, notes, etc.  

Share those hugs now. God bless you and yours.

­— Aunt Norie, P O Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086;


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