Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday sewing

The kids are both off at school and here's what's been happening:
  • Today is a free dress day at school. The kids don't have to wear their uniform, but can wear what they like. D isn't having any of it. "I don't want to do free dress," he said, and went to school in his uniform polo, black uniform pants and black moccasins.
  • C finished reading Little House on the Prairie.
  • I think I know how to start the pilot light of our gas water heater now. It requires working two dials and one button. I didn't grow up with gas stoves or water heaters, so I am suspicious of natural gas.
  • I finally got to my mending today. First off, I started putting an iron-on patch onto a pair of jeans, only to discover that I had sleepily ironed the patch onto the outside of the jeans. I put that pair in the giveaway box and did another three pairs of kids' pants correctly. I mended two polo shirts, decided that a pair of knit pants wasn't worth the time, and then sewed buttons on two pairs of Dockers. All in all, I successfully saved seven garments.

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