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Great Resource for the younger generations
on March 25, 2010
An easy read, How to Sew a Button is going to be a resource for future generations. Due to the technology overload of generations such as mine and younger, so many of us no longer know how to do practical things that our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents could do without skipping a beat. When starting to write this book the author, Erin, no longer had her grandparents to consult with for wisdom. Therefore, she rounded up ten grandmothers from different backgrounds, all across the country, to give her grandmotherly advice and knowledge.
The book covers topics such as:
- How to make a pie, which Erin tried to do for a group of friends and failed miserably at. I, myself, consider making a pie getting a slice of pumpkin cheesecake pie from Outback during the fall.
- How to properly fold a fitted sheet, the keyword there being properly. I know you all probably think you know how to fold a fitted sheet, but balling it up and tossing it in the linen closet doesn't count. I have been blessed with this lost art, so this advice wasn't needed on my end.
- How to iron a shirt. Now, you may be laughing, but while watching trasy TV the other day I saw a boy on MTV's made who told his coach he had never ironed anything. Seriously? He may need to read that section.
She also has some pretty cool how-to information, like:
- How to scent your home without candles
- How to love your body at any size
- How to brew your own beer
And information on the lost art of thank-you notes. She'll teach you how to write one. With your hands... and a pen... and paper.
And of course, you'll learn How to sew a button.
Erin has a great sense of humor which is reflected in her writing. You'll chuckle while learning a thing or two!