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On February 29th, 2020, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams made an interesting Tweet:
For the cost of two dollars and ten minutes, I have made a set of clip-on stirrups to keep my pant legs in my boots. This will make my winter easier! Here goes:
In the picture below, my left leg does not have the stirrup, and the pant leg is riding up, not staying in the boot. Bad pant leg! Down! My right leg is in its stirrup, and the pant leg stays tucked.
Let's talk about the properties of linen, since I've been sewing with it lately!
Meanwhile, finding in my stash a bit of printed cotton with wise men on it (a Christmas print I actually like), I decide to make my own re-usable Christmas wrapping!
My old lunch bag made of oilcloth (a kind of lightweight vinyl) served me well for about a year, but even good things must come to an end! In this case, oil from my hands disintegrated the vinyl grips, while occasional heavy lunches took out the bottom corners. So I came home from work one day, shook my head, and pulled it apart to make a new one!
I have a friend with cervical spine damage who is always on the hunt for the perfect pillow. She asked me if I could make one for her that had the following qualities:
Quilting, dressmaking, and history plied with the needle...
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