Did you know that you can still purchase flour in a cloth sack? A friend alerted me that the Cortez Milling Company of Cortez, Colorado sold flour at our local City Market/King Soopers/Kroger grocery store in 5 or 10 pound bags. I thought goods sold in cloth sacks was a thing of the past!
Of course, years ago all kinds of things came in cloth sacks. When I cleaned out my parent's house, I found several empty sacks from local products that they evidently valued enough to save for future use.
|A LARGE SACK THAT HELD 100 POUNDS OF POWDERED SUGAR!|
|A SACK FOR 2 POUNDS OF GRANULATED SUGAR.|
|THIS HELD ONE POUND OF GRASS SEED.|
|ANOTHER HUGE BAG THAT HELD POPCORN SEED.|
I made a pillow for our screened-in porch out of the flour sack -- I thought the blue bird graphics were great!
It is almost still too cold to sit on our porch, but I'm sure it won't be long now until we can enjoy it.
It was an interesting week around here as I tackled the learning curve on my new sewing machine. I decided that this pillow would be a good first project on the new machine. After sewing on the same old machine for 40-plus years, I knew it frontwards and backwards.
But with the new machine, I kept needing to stop and look things up in the instruction book -- things as simple as how to change the needle position, etc. It was slow going and quite annoying at times, but I'm getting there. For this pillow I figured out the cording, the zipper foot, and the general lay of the machine. Next up will be the buttonholer and the walking foot. Sounds like more pillowfying in my future!!
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