Murphy’s Law of Sewing…

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sewingThese are hilarious and so very true!  Have any of you veteran sewings had any of these happen to you?  I know I have! lol!

Fusible interfacing always fuses to the iron.
The serger only eats the customer’s garment.
If you need 6 buttons, you will find 5 in your button box.
The seam you meant to rip out is invariably the other one.
When you are in a hurry, the needle eye is always too small.
The fabric you forgot to pre-shrink will always shrink the most.
The pattern you wanted to make again will have one key piece missing.
If you drop something out of your sewing basket, it will be your box of pins …..with the cover off.
Whenever the construction process is going well, the bobbin thread runs outs.
The magnitude of the goof is in direct proportion to the cost of the fabric.
Your lost needle will be found by your son, husband or brother-in-law …..while walking around barefoot.
Facings tend to be sewn to the wrong side. (Opposite sides attract).
Collar points don’t match, and you’ve trimmed all the seams.
The iron never scorches the garment until its final pressing.
Pants seams always rip where they are the most noticeable.
The steam iron only burps rusty water on light silk fabric.
The sewing machine light usually burns out on Sunday.
Pinking shears get dull just by looking at them.
Gathering threads always break in the middle.
The scissors cut easiest past the buttonhole.

Sailing Into Summer

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Windy SailsHere is a beautiful Nautical quilt called Windy Sails.  I found it at QuiltZine.  She has a whole page of Nautical quilts and wall hangings with patterns!

We never had a sail boat, so I never actually got to sail into summer, but when I was growing up, one of my fondest memories was taking our fishing boat down to the river and spending the day going up and down the river in Kittanning, PA.  We even used to take that boat the whole way to New Hampshire for our summer vacation on a lake.  We kids would sit at the very front of the boat with our faces to the wind and just be grinning from ear to ear….  ahhhh memories.

Story Books for toddlers

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Our Sunday School is always looking for ideas on how to keep little ones quiet during church services… so I’m passing on this idea to them.

They have quite a few old story books with pictures in them of Biblical characters. The kids never seem to read them any more and some of them are very old with ripped covers and torn pages. I’m suggesting that they let the kids cut the characters out of the books and then use a glue stick to put those pictures into a notebook of some sort, possibly using a Composition Notebook. Then the name of the Biblical character could be written under the picture. As they are putting them into the book, the teacher could talk about each character so that the child knows who it is….

For example, if the child put a picture of Noah in his book, the teacher could talk about the big flood and could even help the child draw water and an ark around Noah.

The child could sit in church and go through the pages, looking at all the pictures and remembering the story of each character!

I saw a great website that teaches ELS to kids in Japan and she was looking for craft ideas for the kids using simple English. I think this would be a great craft for her to do with them, using any type of magazine or book. She could have the kids cut out pictures of common items, such as pets, or jobs, and then they could write in English, a description of the picture. Kids love looking through books, especially one they made!


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