I knew when I started reading complaints about my choice of boring muslin fabrics in my last post's comments, I had to do something and fast.
I hightailed it to the Salvation Army this afternoon and scored some classic 70's cotton/poly flat sheets that fit the bill perfectly. I am hoping these will last me through the winter, at least.
I could write a book about the 70's cotton/poly floral bed sheet. Many of the manufacturers have gone out of business and the few remaining have moved production offshore. I think today, even at the lower end of the market, 100% cotton sheets predominate, though I could be wrong. You just don't find sheets like these 70's florals anymore except at thrift stores. I miss them!
In other news, since my mother's fall, I've become aware of how challenging it can be to communicate electronically nowadays. I have never had any interest in owning a smart phone; I use a bottom-of-the-line cellphone (that I rarely even carry with me); texting on it is nearly impossible. My sister-in-law, on the other hand, is up on all the latest technology and finds it a chore to communicate via email, which I am accustomed to doing. I may have to upgrade, though I'm not very happy about the prospect.
You can probably tell from looking at this blog that I've changed almost nothing in the past five years -- I'm from the "if it ain't broke" school -- and I don't have any plans to upgrade, though I've thought about it. I am active on Pinterest, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and that seems like plenty. I've skipped Instagram (which I believe requires a smartphone) and only today read an article about something called Vine: are 6 second videos in my future? I don't think so.
In closing, readers, are you active on/conversant with multiple online platforms?
Do you ever feel like technology is leaving you behind and you're constantly playing catch-up?
Does MPB need a facelift, or would just a bit of virtual Botox suffice? (And if so, where?)
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!