quickie sewing job

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so, while i'm supposed to be getting through all of the toddler bedding,
I had to go to the karate Dojo tonight because my DS was testing for his
orange belt tonight.  AS I walk in, one of the women who works there
(all staff is a parent or spouse of a student) looked and says, "There
she is!!".  My first thought was, uh-oh, what did I do now.....well, I
volunteered, that's what I did <sigh>.  I had made karate uniforms for 3
Cabbage Patch Kids to thank the instructors for my women's self defense
class, and when she saw them, she asked if I did sewing on a "regular"
basis.  I gave her one of my cards and tonight she called me on my offer.

I now have 8 Gis to sew patches on by the first week of August.  More
than likely, they will be finished wihtin a week, but you never know....

Larisa, thinking there will come a time when I learn to keep my mouth shut

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Larisa wrote:
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And your fee for doing this is...??

--Karen M.


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uh.....lol...too brain dead to come up with an acceptable answer right
now....

Larisa

Karen M. wrote:

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Patches as in little badges? Begs the question why can't the occupants
of the gis (or the owners of said occupants) sew their own on? Is hardly
rocket science, for crying out loud.

Road Runner uttered
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AJH
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LOL  I asked the same thing.  The lady who asked me to do it said that
the majority of mothers and students have no clue what to do with a
needle and thread, much less a sewing machine <sigh>.  It just makes me
realize that those of us who CAN sew are moving to the minority...at
least in the groups I associate with.

Larisa, who was and is still shaking her head over the lack of skill for
something so simple <sigh>

She who would like to be obeyed once every Preston Guild wrote:

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What will they do without you?  Before you move you will have to hold a
"class"..........this is a needle, this is thread.......put them toghether
and stick it through the fabric.........

LOL, even my mother can sew by hand, and she is the least interested in
sewing in the whole family!

I think sewing might make a comeback with young people wanting to be fashion
designers.......but thats a whole other thread lol.

Michelle Giordano



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I have a regular customer, woman, who brings me her work shirts to sew
the buttons on......she says I do a better job of it.

The last 3 times I  did them on the machine.  I do charge her a 1$ a
button and in the past 2 years she has never complained.  I also get a
nice basket at Christmas from her.  Last year it contained amongst
other sewing stuff 3 large spools of Nomex thread to use on her
shirts.

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Maybe you can make some pocket money teaching them how to use a needle and
thread :-)

I see knitting is making a comeback. I have to look twice when I see someone
on the train knitting. You used to see it quite often, especially in winter,
and grandmas knitting white bootees for their new grandchildren.

Hope sewing makes a comeback. Many fabric shops here in Aust have closed
down over the years. Tragic !  We used to learn sewing at school.


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I;'m trying to do knitting....have several projects going on, but just
can't get too much into it...can't sew any tonight either as i forgot to
grab gloves before tackling the back yard with the weedeater <sigh>

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She who would like to be obeyed once every Preston Guild wrote:

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Oh, but apparently it *is* rocket science.

Personally I think that the term "homemaker" should be changed to
"Practicioner of Arcane Domestic Arts" (cooking, cleaning, sewing and
child rearing).

I want a t-shirt that reads:

YES, I am a stay-at-home mom running a home-based business.
NO, I don't want to:
  - Babysit your kids
  - Hem your pants
  - Come over and clean your house (!?)

Kathleen


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Oooooohhh  I like that!!!!!!

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On forms that need to be filled out I always put down domestic engineer,
rather than home duties.
I have been paid to sew numbers on football jumpers and scout and brownie
badges on uniforms.  Scout and brownies both have a sewing badge so you
think the little darlings could do them themselves!!..Amelia
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romanyroamer of BigPond Internet Services uttered
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I always tell them they couldn't afford me and quote my contract rate
for fixing PCs

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AJH
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