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"The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things...."

News and views about current affairs, religious freedom issues, and the fight against euthanasia. Also the latest about my cats, goats, sheep, geese and chickens, life in Menominee county, and whatever else is on my mind.

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These blogs are the work of Nissa Annakindt, writer and farmer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

My poetry and prose have been published in: Struggle, Above the Bridge, HEATHENzine, Idunna, Marklander, Asynjur and PanGaia.

I also was editor/publisher of the Nine Virtues News in its print incarnation, which ran weekly for a while.

Contact me at: Nissa Annakindt PO Box 95 Wallace, MI 49893 USA

"My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure."

Monday, May 23, 2005

A tip for better sewing

My old Kenmore sewing machine is about 25 years old, and recently I moved it downstairs so I could work on my memorial quilt for Terri Schiavo and other euthanasia victims. In doing so I finally got around to reading the instruction manual. It said that the sewing machine needle should be replaced with every 3-4 garments you sew. I've never replaced the needle.

When I did, I found out I've been using the wrong size needle all these years--- the needle in it was the size you use for sewing heavy canvas. The right needle works much better.

My mother has a Kenmore that is almost fifty years of age. She says she never changed the needle except when it broke. Maybe she should have. She has a new machine now as the motor in the old was shot and needs fixing.