Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How To Retrieve Your Scissors From Across The Sewing Table In Four Easy Steps

Don’t you just hate it when you’ve finished sewing and can’t find your scissors to cut the thread?  You scan the table and there they are, on the other side, down near the end.

Now the sensible thing to do is sigh heavily, get up and get your scissors. But with my simple plan, you never have to leave the comfort of your chair. Let’s get started!

1. Try to snag the scissors with your 6” x 24” ruler.
2. If that doesn’t work, use the ruler with something else to bring you closer to your goal. I used a 6” square ruler.
Great. Now the scissors are stuck under the iron. Keep trying!
Can you reach them yet?  No?
3. Now that the scissors are a little closer, use your big ruler to see if you can drag something else to use, like a pencil.
4. Hook the scissors with the pencil, being careful not to poke yourself in the eye with either item.
Et voila! You have your scissors, never had to get up, and it only took 8 minutes!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

The "Art" Of Conversation

This is a typical conversation at my house. My husband and daughter were watching the really bad Batman movie from 1966 on TV:

Me (came into the den and saw the back of Catwoman): “Is that Eartha Kitt or Meredith What’s-Her-Name?”
Hubby: “It’s Lee Meriwether, not Meredith.”
Darling Daughter: “Wasn’t she on ‘Sky High’?”
Me: “No, that’s Linda Carter.”
Hubby: “She played Wonder Woman, not Catwoman. Lee Meredith was also Buddy Ebsen’s secretary on that detective show. What was it?”
Me: “It’s Lee Meriwether and the show was ‘Barnaby Jones.’”
DD: “Who does Eartha Kitt play?”
Me: “She’s not in this movie.”
DD: “Then why did you mention her?”
Hubby: “Shh, I’m trying to watch this bad movie.”

After that great intellectual discussion, it was back to the show. SOCK! POW!