Sunday, January 16, 2011

a favorite sewing room tool

1987 was the year.  Later in the post you will see how I'm able to remember the year so clearly.  I was in my sewing room and making PJ bottoms for one of the kids.  I've always bought the whole roll of elastic when its on sale at 40-50% off.  It goes fairly fast when you're making lots of PJs.  I was trying to pull it off the roll and measure the amount to cut.  But, the roll wasn't turning on the table.  In fact, sometimes the whole roll would fall onto the floor. 

Eddie (our son, 10 years old at the time) walked into the sewing room, saw my dilemma and said, "I have an idea that could help!"  In a flash he disappeared to the garage. 

20 minutes later he came back with this:

It works perfectly! 
The elastic roll turns easily as I pull the elastic off to measure and cut.

As you can see it has been signed and dated by the "artist"

Thanks Eddie!  I still use this unique sewing tool today!
Every once in a while I turn it upside down to read the words and
to remember how thoughtful you were that day to help solve the
elastic roll dilemma.  =0)


Dawn said...

what a wonderful treasure to remember when Eddie was little. How spesh.
Hugs Dawn x x
P.S and useful too

rubyslipperz1052 said...

thanks for your comments! I LOVE comments! take care!


Sue said...

That is a priceless pressie.

sewbusy said...

what a sweet story

thea said...

What a great tool! so thoughtful and creative! What's he making now?

Helsie said...

Fantastic! It would be my favourite thing too.

Marg said...

That would be a favourite for me too, how clever and thoughtful.

Shay said...

I love that you've kept it all this time . It really is a brilliant idea.

Thanks for linking up to FTF too. I'm going to have a snoop around your blog if that's Ok with you....

rubyslipperz1052 said...

Thanks everyone for all of your kind comments!


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Kate said...

What a great story!