Light Laughter

I regret that I missed doing Crimson’s challenge last week. I even had a good little tale…but may get to use it some other time. And my response this week will be a light verse, as I’m still deep in my ATCUSS project. (A Total Clean-Up of my Sewing Space.)

I’m keeping tract of everything I do so when the end of the month comes I’ll have a record to show for my efforts. So far I’m pleased with what I’ve accomplished. I’ve cleaned up drawers, pieced two blanket tops for our Sewing Circle (which is cheating, as it’s not exactly MY sewing but they’ll be happy), did minor mends on 3 garments, and turned four fraying collars on hubby’s shirts. (Does anyone else do that any more?) Then he decided to catch the flow and bought two more pairs of pants I needed to hem, and now a suit, of which the pants need some adjusting. Today’s project.

It’s been really cold here this week: -20 C this morning and we have a light dusting of snow. Two evenings ago I had a treat: looking out the west window I saw the great horned owl perched in a tree just back of our garage. All puffed up — one HUGE bird! When I see him around I make sure both our cats are inside. I’ve heard rumors…

Now back to the prompts. The Word-of-the-Day prompt this morning is LIGHT, and Crimson’s Challenge #52 is the following photo:

My response:

zephyrs rustle
the fallen leaves — your light laughter
my stale jokes

13 thoughts on “Light Laughter

  1. Oh, I like that. It’s simple and yet… telling.
    And I love to hear about your sewing projects. For years I supplemented my income with various sewing jobs. I learned pattern cutting and made all my children’s clothes, and my own. I loved adding those little touches in embroidery. And yes, turning cuffs and collars. But, a problem with my wrist put quit to that; unable to hold a needle. It’s good to know people still do such things. 🙂

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    1. You’re complaining at +6?? Tsk, tsk. But they say in England it’s a very damp cold.

      This is actually just a dip. (However, it does give some interesting conversations about global warming.) The good news for us is that it’s supposed to be up to +3 tomorrow afternoon. “Balmy breezes” and all that.

      Thanks for your comment.

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    1. Glad to hear I’m not the only one. I’d say it gives the shirt half a new life, because by the time I get around to doing it, the shirt’s pretty worn other ways. And I’m finding that shirts now have these collar tab corner slots that look funny when turned outward.

      But yes, a comfortable, well broken-in shirt or sweater most men aren’t willing to part with.

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    1. A shirt collar is a two piece deal: the pointy collar itself and the straight band-with-button that attaches it to the shirt. The pointy-collar part is sewed into the band by a seam that runs along the top of the band.

      A normal shirt wears and frays just above this band, on the pointy collar part. If you open the seam attaching this collar to the band, you can turn the pointy part around, stick it back into the band, and resew the seam. Thus the worn strip is now the under collar.

      Actually, if the fraying is bad and a ragged line has formed, I may insert a strip of fabric inside, right under the ragged line, and sew it in — or use fabric binding mesh like Stitch-Witchery to hold it in place. Then re-insert the collar (upside-down, if you will) and resew it to the band. Does that all make sense?


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