I’m often stuck with ideas when people ask me ‘what I want’ for Christmas or my birthday. So I’ve decided to keep a wish list because I always seem to forget I ‘want’ when I’m asked!


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  • Pressing ham and roll
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12 thoughts on “MY WISH LIST

  1. Ha ha, that’s so funny because I have a similar list! My in-laws always do birthday and Xmas lists whereas me and my family never have so it was a bit of a novelty at first. This year I’ve asked for the cambie dress, Kelly skirt and washi dress patterns, a whole load of notions and the Reader’s Digest Complwte Guide to Sewing. Not sure exactly what I’ll get (because the list is long!) but here’s hoping…

  2. You don’t have to wait on that roll unless you just want to. You can make one for yourself. I made my own pressing roll with an empty paper towel tube, newspaper, quilt batting and less than a yard of very inexpensive fabric. I used muslin to make mine. It’s really easy. Stuff the paper towel tube with newspaper. Wrap it in two or three layers of quilt batting, Stitch in into place with a loose hand basting stitch. Wrap the muslin around the tube, tuck the ends inside and hand stitch the side seam. Mine is at least 15-20 years old and it still works fine. I love it.

  3. You have some real winners and I like your attitude!

    Re wish list. ham and roll. I vote for some coastal cedar shavings, a piece of strong, stable cotton or linen (can take more heat), a piece of worsted 100% wool and strong thread. For those who don’t know, cedar repels insects, moths, mold, mildew and just about anything else you can imagine might attack a closet, cupboard or sewing table except, perhaps, boys. My ham is ancient. It’s a flattened oval egg shape with the wool cut on the bias – complete with some wearing, old moth holes. It was made by or for a tailor in the 30s or 40s. The roll is 30+ yr. old commercial – end stitched outside by machine. I wish the thicker end were more shoulder-like instead of narrow and blunt. Double your fabric – one layer cotton/linen and one wool and two cotton/linen on the other side. Stuff ‘em very tight, stitch ‘em up and you’re set for a lifetime for all fabrics, all temperatures. If I were to make a third, I’d make a sloping neck shape so I could fit and smooth collars easier than on the ham. The ham is about 25 cm long, 19 at the widest of the egg and 10 cm thick. No darts on either, btw.

    Cheers, Macy

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