Eleanor McKee

Eleanor McKee is a columnist for The Mirror.

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Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 24, 2012
To all my faithful readers, this will be my last column in The Mirror.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 18, 2012
Since we were on shoulders last week, let’s continue with some shoulder hints and helps. If your shoulders don’t fit and feel right, then the whole garment is just not comfortable.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 11, 2012
Marge said of her beautiful, new, very expensive sweater, “This is the very first time I’ve washed it, and look, it is ruined.”
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 4, 2012
My Christmas tree is full of old and very precious, hand-made decorations, most of them very dear ones made by my children as they grew up. Most of them are, of course, dated, then some have been made by my grandchildren.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
November 27, 2012
One of the tough, old building blocks of this good old, U. S. of A. is “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” They find a way; they just do it. Now that budgets are getting tighter and tighter, sewing machines are getting limbered up, patches are being sewn on stressed seams being re-stitched.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
November 13, 2012
Belts, like anything else fashion-wise, come and go. That handy little belt-making kit, however, can now be hard to find. True, the kit is still on the market, but it just used to be found in several widths, with different buckle choices, on all notion displays. Now, that’s not always so.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
November 6, 2012
I recently overheard a lively discussion of patterns between a mother and daughter in the fabric shop.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
October 30, 2012
God gives us so many gifts. If we’d take just a few minutes to realize it, our world and our lives are full to overflowing.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
October 23, 2012
This little lad, I think he has the real answer. After a weekend with grandma and granddad, he wanted mom and dad to kneel with him for a very special prayer. They said they couldn’t totally control the tears when they heard his words: “Please God don’t ever stop making grandmas and granddads.”
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
October 16, 2012
Isn’t it about time to just treat yourself, go shopping or, better yet, just browsing? Go down the gadget rows in your favorite fabric shop, maybe. They have a self-threading needle now. I haven’t actually seen one, but I did see a picture of one and it looks rather cumbersome. This was in one of those little catalogs we get in the mail.

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