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    There's a lot they don't tell you in Jr. High

    For example, my Home Economics teacher never told me that one day a 16' Stanley Powerlock tape measure and a chalk line would both be important tools....in my sewing kit!
    "You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole." Capt. H. P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943

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    I use my tape measure for all my sewing needs... There had been a few times I wanted a flex tape, but nothing bending the tape measure (the correct way) around it and getting close enough...

    Now chalk line, hadn't thought about that... What do you attach to to pull the line taught???
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    Senior Member sodakgrrl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Now chalk line, hadn't thought about that... What do you attach to to pull the line taught???
    Boothill.

    No, just kidding. (Well, kinda. ) If I'm by myself, I use masking tape to stick the end widget (That's a technical term!) to the floor or table. Made some tarp skins with it last night--worked great!
    "You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole." Capt. H. P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943

    'I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants." A. Whitney Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodakgrrl View Post
    Boothill.
    Wow. No one saw that one coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodakgrrl View Post
    Boothill.
    yep......manual labor, that's all i'm good for.....she won't let me do none of the cypherin'

    been thinking about legally changing my name to "Hey You, Come Over Here And Hold This"

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    Going into high school this year I was actually excited to take home economics (mostly because of the creations I see here), but they don't offer it in the school I'm at. I get 4 years to learn to cook, but no sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    Going into high school this year I was actually excited to take home economics (mostly because of the creations I see here), but they don't offer it in the school I'm at. I get 4 years to learn to cook, but no sewing.
    Maybe a fabric store would have private lessons or a relative could teach you.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    Going into high school this year I was actually excited to take home economics (mostly because of the creations I see here), but they don't offer it in the school I'm at. I get 4 years to learn to cook, but no sewing.
    Often the local JoAnn fabrics will teach beginning sewing classes. It's not a free school class, but it does offer the chance to learn a skill you want.

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    Hey cooking is important... I can cook as well... My mom raised my brother and I so we wouldn't need a woman to survive... We learned to sew, cook, dishes, iron, and everything thing else involved in the house... My dad was a fabricator, so we learned welding, carpentry, plumbing, painting, mechanics, the rest of it all... So even though emotionally they put us through hello, as far as skills we were set... If you learn to cook and cook well, and learn how foods should taste and how the ingredients interact, and all that stuff you will find life is much better... Nothing says welcome home honey like an awesome meal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Hey cooking is important... I can cook as well... My mom raised my brother and I so we wouldn't need a woman to survive... We learned to sew, cook, dishes, iron, and everything thing else involved in the house... My dad was a fabricator, so we learned welding, carpentry, plumbing, painting, mechanics, the rest of it all... So even though emotionally they put us through hello, as far as skills we were set... If you learn to cook and cook well, and learn how foods should taste and how the ingredients interact, and all that stuff you will find life is much better... Nothing says welcome home honey like an awesome meal...
    Reminded me of:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
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