Nine saved.

July 18, 2010


Lloyd has a new life skill – sewing a button on his shirt. He’s been missing a button on one of his Hawaiian shirts for quite some time now, and it was time to cover his belly.

He asked me to do it, but I saw this as an opportunity to decrease his dependency on others. He did wonderfully well. With his newbie skills he did it much neater than I could, and I’ve sewn two buttons in my day.

He learned all the tricks.

“Sewing mends the soul.” – Author unknown.

“Make your own stupid flag.” -Betsy Ross

Just think – he can make meatloaf, he can do laundry, now he can sew. He’ll make someone a lovely wife.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Nine saved.”

  1. Lloyd Said on:

    Hrumph, As I recall (and I think Brad can back me up on this) when I first asked, I asked you to show me how to sew on a button. Also, I had no idea my hands were so pretty.


    • christina Said on:

      Lovely hands, like they belong to an angel! unlike mine that are wrinkled and knarly from years of hard work.


  2. Brad Said on:

    That movie is interesting. Is that the correct way to sew a button on? I’ve tried it myself, and I do most of those same things, but if a little is good, more must be better, right? I looped through each pair of holes way more than three times.


  3. Brad Said on:

    If I click anywhere on your webpage, my computer says “click!”. It’s fun! “click!” “click!” “click!”


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Of all the things I’m a master at (oops, my nose just grew a few inches), sewing is not one of them. But I do sew on buttons…but I don’t do that wrapping around under the button thing. And I too loop thru the holes a bunch of times. I suppose if the manufacturers would just do that, we wouldn’t have buttons fall off in the first place, huh?

    Good job LLoyd!


  5. Kristi Said on:

    Martha Stewart better watch out. You’re going to give her a run for her money yet.


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