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.
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.