Riddle Me Mail - September
[ A behind-the-scenes look and some things discovered along the way. ]
Sewing: Curtains and a Popped Button
Though there was a time I did quite of bit of sewing and can certainly mend a hem and sew a popped button back on a shirt, my needles, thimbles, and threads had been, until recently, idle.
The windows in a small alcove off the living room had been bare for nearly a year, and though I looked and looked, I couldn't find what I wanted . . . ready-made curtains in a bold, colorful print.
Unwilling to compromise and knowing I could make the curtains myself, I went to the few fabric stores in the area over the course of a month and finally found what I was looking for. I dragged my sewing machine from the attic, and after a 3-year hiatus, got to work.
When I mentioned to my mother I didn't want to make fancy drapes with pleats, she suggested clips. Good idea! It was the perfect solution for this out-of-practice seamstress.
What about you, do you sew?
Can you replace a popped button? Think it's just "girly stuff?" Read this how-to from The Art of Manliness, because sewing is not just for girls, and sometimes knowing how to do things on your own comes in handy.
Thinking about making your bed?
In Admiral McRaven's commencement speech he offers 10 life lessons. The speech is about 20 minutes long and his advice for making your bed is at the beginning (3:15), though it's interesting and certainly worth listening to in its entirety.
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