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Things To Do With A Sewing Kit



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This my little sewing kit. I introduced you to it here. It's nothing fancy- just a cheap pencil box filled with five needles in a pincushion, paperclips, white thread, bandaids, beeswax, scissors, cardstock diamonds and little bits of fabric. It has gone everywhere with me this summer- on playdates, to the park, back and forth to Utah several times, a family reunion. Let me tell you, it has come in very handy. It has allowed me to save the day several times (Da Da Da DAA Super Sewer to the rescue). So here it is, the list of things you can do with a sewing kit.

1. First aid for slightly scraped knees at the park.
2. First aid for hands scraped while sliding into second base on a gravely field during a wicked game of kickball.
3. Draining blisters (yeah, I didn't ask for my needle back after that one).
4. Splinter removal (again and again and again).
5. Opening hard to open packages.
6. Snipping cilantro for a wonderful black bean and corn salsa.
7. Removing tags from brand new Grandma purchased toys.
8. Hastily hemming white pants a half an hour before a baptism.
9. Marking my place in books (cardstock, fabric or paperclips).
10. Actually sewing together some quilt blocks.


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That's 27 blocks done. About 57 inches wide. 25 inches or so tall. I still have a whole lot more blocks to go before I've got a queen size- even with a substantial border added. I am still absolutely loving it and enjoying sewing the blocks together. And the sewing kit? I'm thinking of adding a pencil and some chocolate to make it an absolutely indispensable life-saver.

Comments

Jessica said…
chocolate? lol.
I'm impressed by what you're kit has accomplished this summer. and to think, mine doesn't even have scissors.. all the days I could be saving! I have used it for blisters, splinters, and last minute bikini mending tho. At the end of the summer, mine now has a seashell, a magnet from the island we visited, and a crumpled paper with two friends' phone numbers. for a time there was also a plastic lizzard, but I think the kid reclaimed it.
your quilt is amazing. the color combo really works and I love seeing it get bigger and bigger. here's to many happy quilting hours in the fall!
balloongal said…
Hooray for Super Sewer!
What do you use beeswax for?
balloongal said…
Never mind. I just looked at the other post where you introduced the sewing kit and you talked about the beeswax.
Still Hooray for Super Sewer!

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