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Rockin’ Summer

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

Whether you spend your summers at sleepaway camp, on vacation, or home with your family, what you wear is important! In this section you will design and stitch up a ribbon tie dress and some fashionable flip-flops. Mix and match and make it your own. And feel free to add in favorite summer fashions that you already have in your closet.

WHAT YOU NEED

¾–1 yard of fabric at least 54˝ wide, such as lightweight cotton, voile, or knit (See Let’s Prep, to figure out how much.)

1½–2 yards of ribbon or rickrack, ½˝–1˝ wide (See Let’s Prep, to figure out how much.)

Pattern paper

Basic sewing supplies

Safety pin

LET’S PREP

1 Grab your measurements. You may need a friend and a measuring tape to take some new ones for this dress. Fill in the blanks below to get the correct dimensions you will use to make this dress a custom fit.

Example

A My chest is 30˝ ÷ 2 = 15˝, then 15˝ + 9˝ = 24˝.

2 Draw a rectangle that is as wide as A and as long as B on your pattern paper. Cut it out and label it Ribbon Tie Dress.

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Patchy Sewn Mirror

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Finished Size: 9˝ × 10˝

What Do I Need?

Various sizes of fabric scraps

⅓ yard of Peltex One-sided Fusible 71F interfacing (very stiff)

5˝ × 5˝ mirror plate or thrifted small mirror (You can find mirror plates in the candle section of arts and crafts stores.)

9˝ × 10˝ piece of felt

Approximately 15˝ of thick twine for hanging

Bright fun-colored thread

Hot glue gun

Cardstock or cardboard

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using a hot glue gun

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the pieces

1.Cut 2 pieces of fusible interfacing each to measure 9˝ × 10˝.

2.Cut a few strips of fabric in different widths between 1˝ and 2½˝ and several inches long. You won’t need to worry about exact widths or lengths at this point. We will be following the idea of a Log Cabin quilting block for this. We will be working from a central piece and then adding strips to build outward.

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Fools and Folly in Erasmus and Porter

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

Fools and Folly in Erasmus and Porter

Jewel Spears Brooker

In the articulation of her literary ancestry, Katherine Anne Porter created a place of honor for Erasmus, and in her personal canon, she made room at the top for The Praise of Folly. She told her nephew that she had been formed by Erasmus "from her tenth year" (Letters 415). In 1932, she was reading him in Basel, and on June 19, 1941, she signed a contract with Doubleday to write his biography. After the publication of Ship of Fools, she reiterated her admiration, hinting that her representation of folly was inspired by his. Porter was drawn to Erasmus in large part because of his moral imagination. Both were keen observers of human nature and both considered folly to be endemic in the human condition. But they present strikingly different concepts of folly. For Erasmus, folly is foolishness, and although it is the butt of his satire, he generally finds it amusing. For Porter, on the other hand, folly is innate wickedness. When writing of ordinary human life in The Praise of Folly, he is tolerant and urbane; in contrast, in Ship of Fools, she is harsh and scornful. Unlike Porter, Erasmus actually likes his fools, and far more than she, he identifies with them in their folly.

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Bear Story, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

W’Y, wunst they wuz a Little Boy went out

In the woods to shoot a Bear. So, he went out

’Way in the grea’-big woods—he did.—An’ he

Wuz goin’ along—an’ goin’ along, you know,

An’ purty soon he heerd somepin’ go “Wooh!”

Ist thataway—“Woo-ooh!” An’ he wuz skeered,

He wuz. An’ so he runned an’ clumbed a tree—

A grea’-big tree, he did,—a sicka-more tree.

An’ nen he heerd it ag’in: an’ he looked round,

An’ ’t’uz a Bear!—a grea’-big shore-nuff Bear!

No: ’t’uz two Bears, it wuz—two grea’-big Bears—

One of ’em wuz—ist one’s a grea’-big Bear.—

But they ist boff went “Wooh!”—An’ here they come

To climb the tree an’ git the Little Boy

An’ eat him up!

An’ nen the Little Boy

He ’uz skeered worse’n ever! An’ here come

The grea’-big Bear a-climbin’ th’ tree to git

The Little Boy an’ eat him up—Oh, no!

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Our Hired Girl

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

OUR hired girl, she’s ’Lizabuth Ann;

An’ she can cook best things to eat!

She ist puts dough in our pie-pan,

An’ pours in somepin’ ’at’s good and sweet,

An’ nen she salts it all on top

With cinnamon; an’ nen she’ll stop

An’ stoop an’ slide it, ist as slow,

In th’ old cook-stove, so’s ’twon’t slop

An’ git all spilled; nen bakes it, so

It’s custard pie, first thing you know!

An’ nen she’ll say:

“Clear out o’ my way!

They’s time fer work, an’ time fer play!—

Take yer dough, an’ run, Child; run!

Er I cain’t git no cookin’ done!”

When our hired girl ’tends like she’s mad,

An’ says folks got to walk the chalk

When she’s around, er wisht they had,

I play out on our porch an’ talk

To th’ Raggedy Man ’at mows our lawn;

An’ he says, “Whew!” an’ nen leans on

His old crook-scythe, and blinks his eyes,

An’ sniffs all round an’ says,—“I swawn!

Ef my old nose don’t tell me lies,

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Grandfather Squeers

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

“MY grandfather Squeers,” said The Raggedy Man,

As he solemnly lighted his pipe and began—

“The most indestructible man, for his years,

And the grandest on earth, was my grandfather Squeers!

“He said, when he rounded his three-score-and-ten,

‘I’ve the hang of it now and can do it again!’

“He had frozen his heels so repeatedly, he

Could tell by them just what the weather would be;

“And would laugh and declare, ‘while the Almanac would

Most falsely prognosticate, he never could!’

“Such a hale constitution had grandfather Squeers

That, ’though he’d used ‘navy’ for sixty odd years,

“He still chewed a dime’s-worth six days of the week,

While the seventh he passed with a chew in each cheek:

“Then my grandfather Squeers had a singular knack

Of sitting around on the small of his back,

“With his legs like a letter Y stretched o’er the grate

Wherein ’twas his custom to ex-pec-tor-ate.

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Raggedy Man, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

O THE RAGGEDY MAN! He works fer Pa;

An’ he’s the goodest man ever you saw!

He comes to our house every day,

An’ waters the horses, an’ feeds ’em hay;

An’ he opens the shed—an’ we all ist laugh

When he drives out our little old wobble-ly calf;

An’ nen—ef our hired girl says he can—

He milks the cow fer ’Lizabuth Ann.—

Aint he a’ awful good Raggedy Man?

Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

W’y, The Raggedy Man—he’s ist so good

He splits the kindlin’ an’ chops the wood;

An’ nen he spades in our garden, too,

An’ does most things ’at boys can’t do!—

He clumbed clean up in our big tree

An’ shooked a’ apple down fer me—

An’ nother’n’, too, fer ’Lizabuth Ann—

An’ nother’n’, too, fer The Raggedy Man.—

Aint he a’ awful kind Raggedy Man?

Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man!

An’ The Raggedy Man, he knows most rhymes

An’ tells ’em, ef I be good, sometimes:

Knows ’bout Giunts, an’ Griffuns, an’ Elves,

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Circus-Day Parade, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

OH, THE Circus-Day parade! How the bugles played and played!

And how the glossy horses tossed their flossy manes, and neighed,

As the rattle and the rhyme of the tenor-drummer’s time

Filled all the hungry hearts of us with melody sublime!

How the grand band-wagon shone with a splendor all its own,

And glittered with a glory that our dreams had never known!

And how the boys behind, high and low of every kind,

Marched in unconscious capture, with a rapture undefined!

How the horsemen, two and two, with their plumes of white and blue,

And crimson, gold and purple, nodding by at me and you,

Waved the banners that they bore, as the Knights in days of yore,

Till our glad eyes gleamed and glistened like the spangles that they wore!

How the graceless-graceful stride of the elephant was eyed,

And the capers of the little horse that cantered at his side!

How the shambling camels, tame to the plaudits of their fame,

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Felt Gift Card Holder

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Felt Gift Card Holder

What Do I Need?

12˝ × 12˝ piece of felt

Little fabric scraps

Bright, fun-colored thread

Fabric glue

Pinking shears

Perle cotton or embroidery floss

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the patterns (Felt Gift Card Envelope, Felt Gift Card Stamp, Felt Gift Card Address, Felt Gift Card Heart) to make templates.

2.Trace the templates onto the appropriate fabrics.

3.Carefully cut out the shapes.

Let’s Make It

Thread the sewing machine with fun-colored thread and stitch around the entire envelope shape, sewing nice and close to the edge.

I just love giving gift cards … Sometimes they are the perfect gift for that person who has everything!

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"After All, What Is This Life Itself?"

Edited by Thomas Austenfeld UNT Press ePub

"After All, What Is This Life Itself?"

Dimiter Daphinoff

There is a painting in the Yale University Art Gallery that gives visual expression to some of the central concerns of early modern culture which the twentieth-century American writer, Katherine Anne Porter, takes up in her novel Ship of Fools. As with so many of Hieronymus Bosch’s works, the dating of The Allegory of Intemperance is uncertain, but it is generally assumed that it must have been completed some time between 1495 and 1500 as part of a triptych illustrating the Seven Deadly Sins.1 The famous companion panel, the Ship of Fools, is now in the Louvre in Paris. Given the immediate European popularity of Sebastian Brant’s Narrenschiff, published in 1494, Bosch is likely to have designed his triptych as a visual interpretation of Brant’s poem.

This essay, whose starting point is a striking verbal echo of Erasmus’ Praise of Folly in Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools, proposes to investigate the interrelated themes of death, immortality, and folly in Porter’s novel in the context of their treatment by Porter’s great predecessors Brant, Erasmus, and More. It aims to show that the uncompromising indictment of the fools on board Porter’s ship lacks the moral certainties that render the satires of Brant and Erasmus, in particular, effective through the alternatives they imply.

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Little Orphant Annie

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

LITTLE Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay,

An’ wash the cups an’ saucers up, an’ brush the crumbs away,

An’ shoo the chickens off the porch, an’ dust the hearth, an’ sweep,

An’ make the fire, an’ bake the bread, an’ earn her board-an’-keep;

An’ all us other childern, when the supper things is done,

We set around the kitchen fire an’ has the mostest fun

A-list’nin’ to the witch-tales ’at Annie tells about,

An’ the Gobble-uns ’at gits you

Ef you

Don’t

Watch

Out!

Onc’t they was a little boy wouldn’t say his prayers,—

So when he went to bed at night, away up stairs,

His Mammy heerd him holler, an’ his Daddy heerd him bawl,

An’ when they turn’t the kivvers down, he wasn’t there at all!

An’ they seeked him in the rafter-room, an’ cubby-hole, an’ press,

An’ seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an’ ever’wheres, I guess;

But all they ever found was thist his pants an’ roundabout:—

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Cozy Pet Bed

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Cozy Pet Bed

Finished Size: approximately 26˝ × 26˝

What Do I Need?

1⅝ yards of heavy decorator-weight fabric

26˝ × 26˝ pillow form

1 ball of yarn for pom-poms

Pinking shears (optional—refer to the tip)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making pom-poms

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 1 piece of fabric to measure 26¾˝ × 26¾˝ for the front.

2.Cut 2 pieces of fabric to measure 19˝ × 26¾˝ for the back.

TIP

Cut the pieces as shown. This is especially important if your fabric is narrower than 54˝.

Let’s Make It

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

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Squeaky Dog Bone

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Squeaky Dog Bone

What Do I Need?

¼ yard of canvas-type fabric

Dog toy squeaker (available at pet stores and online)

Polyester stuffing

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a whipstitch

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the Dog Bone pattern to cut 1 complete bone piece from the canvas fabric. The pattern shows only half a bone. To make a full bone template, fold a large piece of paper in half, place the fold on the dotted center line of the pattern, and trace. Cut out the template and open it up.

2.Cut another piece of canvas to measure 8˝ × 15˝ for the backing.

Let’s Make It

Lay the fabric bone on top of the backing fabric with right sides together and pin in place.

Mark a 3˝ no-sew zone along a straight edge of the bone (refer to the pattern piece for the markings).

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Slumber Party

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

Show up to your next sleepover with slumber party essentials that you have designed and sewn yourself. Make your PJ’s pop, have sweet dreams with your pretty eye mask, and carry all your stuff in a stylish sleepover bag.

WHAT YOU NEED

1–2½ yards of cotton or flannel fabric (Check your size in How Much Fabric to Buy.)

Knit non-roll elastic, 1˝ wide (See Let’s Prep, Step 4, to figure out how much you need.)

Basic sewing supplies

Safety pin

Iron

Pattern paper

LET’S PREP

See How to Use Patterns for tips.

1 Trace the pajama pant front and back patterns (on pullout) in the correct size onto your pattern paper. Copy any markings from the originals onto your 2 patterns. Cut out the paper patterns.

Hold the pattern pieces up to yourself to check the length.

If you want your pants longer, now is the time to make the patterns longer.

If you want your pants a lot shorter, it’s easier to do that now too!

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Going to a Party

Low, Rachel C&T Publishing ePub

Do you love to go to a party? I know I do! Whenever I receive a party invitation, one of the first things I ask is: What am I going to wear? Then, to decide, I ask myself some other questions: What kind of party is it? Is there a theme? What time of year is it? With this information I get excited and start to envision all the possible looks I could put together. Lucky for us, we are all learning how to make our own clothes and accessories so we can design our own party outfit. How fun!

In this section you will make the essential party must-haves: a festive dress, a party purse, shoe clips, and the perfect party hair accessory—a glitter headband. Using your imagination you can style each piece to reflect your personality.

WHAT YOU NEED

1¼–2 yards of light- to medium-weight fabric (Check your size in How Much Fabric to Buy.)

Wool felt: sheets or scraps at least 9˝ × 12˝

½ yard of ribbon, ¼˝–⅝˝ wide

Invisible zipper to match dress fabric, 15˝ long

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