Friday, April 09, 2010

Tracing old patterns, and migraines

This is one of those posts that give Shallow Thoughts from Iowa its name! Shallow. Anyway, here are two little random tips:

One is, if you're going to trace off an old pattern (and never use the old patterns as is, they are too fragile), use bleached  muslin instead of tracing paper. Much sturdier and it still folds up nice and small for storage. Doesn't slip around on the fabric as you are cutting out the pieces, either.

The other is, I may have found a migraine cocktail that works for me:  One Imitrex, 800 mg ibuprofen and 3 cups of very strong coffee. Rest in a dark room 1 hour. Can I get a hallelujah?


Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,

Yay on the migraine cocktail!

Also, I love your Iowa almanac - great idea to record those dates each year!

Catherine said...

Now that`s a cocktail! Thanks for those pattern tips too. Nice post!

Have a nice weekend.