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Feeling Better? Amusements and Occupations for Convalescents | by Cornelia R. Trowbridge



This book contains a collection of activates and crafts that can be conducted in leisure. These range from small handcrafts such as weaving or braiding to other entertaining skill development trick such as slight of hand magic.

TitleFeeling Better? Amusements and Occupations for Convalescents
AuthorCornelia R. Trowbridge
PublisherDodd, Mead and Company
Year1936
Copyright1936, C. R. Trowbridge
AmazonFeeling Better
Feeling Better Cover
-Foreword
It would have been a great help in planning this book for the days of your convalescence, Gentle Reader now happily Feeling Better, to have had you clearly before the mind's eye. But while the outline...
-Chapter I. On Occupations For The Hands
THERE are thing-minded people, who like to use their hands, and idea-minded ones, who are more interested in using their heads. The first chapters of our book are for the thing-minded. If you belo...
-Chapter II. What To Do With A Piece Of String. How to Tie a Knot
WHY not practise knot-tying? If you have ever heard a sailor talk about bending a sheet to the clew of a sail or dogging an end with the lay of a rope, you know that there are deep mysteries to fathom...
-How To Make A Wide Variety Of Braids
Braiding Using heavy cord or procuring some very narrow ribbon or flat shoe strings, you can learn to make a wide variety of braids and graduate to belt-making with leather thongs. It is easier to ...
-Chapter III. What To Do With A Piece Of Paper
A PIECE of red paper from China and a scarlet geranium started that remarkable old lady, Mary Granville Delany, at cutting out flowers. She was seventy-three at the time. When she laid down her scisso...
-What To Do With A Piece Of Paper. Continued
Folding A Paper Cup It may be that you like folding paper better than cutting it. The Boy Scouts are taught how to make a drinking cup out of a piece of paper. Take a five or six inch square of any...
-Chapter IV. How to Make Flower Arrangements (Ike-Bana and Modern Styles)
WHEN your friends Say It with Flowers, are you getting all the pleasure possible from their gifts if you leave to others the arranging of them? At the moment flowers come you may have to accept grat...
-Flower Holders. Flower Arranging As A Hobby
If flower arrangement grows into a hobby-and it is a very delightful one to ride-you will be sending for vases and bowls from all over the house, accumulating flower holders of many shapes and sizes, ...
-Chapter V. How to Whittle
OF all occupations for the hands no other is so associated with the enjoyment of leisure as whittling. It has filled countless idle hours with content. The small boy shaving to bits with his new knife...
-Chapter VI. How To Weave Looms and Other Things
And whilst the shuttle swiftly flies, With cheerful heart I work and sing And envy none beneath the skies. SO wrote James Maxwell, the Weaver Poet, in the middle of the eighteenth century. His wo...
-How To Weave Looms and Other Things. Continued
Threading The Warp The first step in weaving, threading the warp on the loom, is always a slow one. It means drawing a separate thread through the eye of each heddle, passing it through the slits o...
-Chapter VII. How To Do Window Gardening
A SUNNY window with a broad sill or a table beside it affords a world of possibilities to the housebound. Raising Seeds Do you like to see first principles at work? Try getting seeds to sprout. ...
-How To Do Window Gardening. Continued
Caring For Plants Growing plants should never be left by an open window in cold weather. If they stand close to a window pane, keep on hand some sheets of corrugated cardboard to be put up as prote...
-Chapter VIII. How To Make Music
HAVE your breakfast tray brought back to you some morning with half a dozen glasses from the pantry and a pitcher of water. The glasses should stand on a piece of thick cloth, such as a folded bath to...
-Chapter IX. How to Work Leather. Leatherwork
THE craft of working leather goes back to the caveman who first made clothing from the skins of the beasts he had killed for food. Its primitive forms survive among the nomad tribes wandering the dese...
-Chapter X. How To Do Clay Modeling
HAVE you ever wanted to feel a sculptured figure as well as to look at it? Have you found pleasure in running your hands along its curves and passing your fingertips over its delicately molded surface...
-Chapter XI. How to Do Soap Carving
YOUR creative eye may discover all sorts of things if you turn it upon a piece of soap. If the cake is long and narrow, set it on end and you may see within it a sleek cat seated on its haunches. Is t...
-Chapter XII. Knitting And Crocheting Howto
HOSPITALS report that in their convalescent wards many men take up knitting with great satisfaction to themselves. The King of England and two of his brothers learned to knit at their royal mother's k...
-Chapter XIII. How to Sew
OF course you might offer to darn the family stockings or restore missing buttons, but suggestions for such occupations we leave to your philanthropic impulses-if any! The Turtle Beanbag Sewing ...
-Chapter XIV. On Occupations For The Head
A MEDLEY of games and puzzles, new and old, make up this section of occupations for the idea-minded. It gives some mental setting-up exercises which will get you in trim for more purposeful use of y...
-Chapter XV. Word Games And Other Puzzles Masonry
THE object is to build with the same group of letters two or more different words for which definitions are given. For each word all the letters must be used. Example: With six lette...
-Word Games And Other Puzzles Masonry. Continued
Some Old Nuts To Crack Again 1. In a room with eight corners sat eight cats, one in each corner. Seven cats sat before each cat and a cat sat on each cat's tail. How many cats were there in the roo...
-Chapter XVI. If You Like Mathematics and Mathematical Problems
ACCORDING to Aristotle the science of Mathe-Amatics developed in Egypt because there the priestly class had the leisure necessary for the study of it. The oldest mathematical work known is a papyrus b...
-Chapter XVII. Problems In Contract Bridge
North makes a grand slam. How? Played at six clubs, doubled and vulnerable. a If East opens with small spade, what will be the outcome? b If East leads D-A and then small spade, what will be ...
-Chapter XVIII. Six Games Of Solitaire
THE games called inclusively Solitaire today were formerly known as Patience. There is something in the old name suggestive of quiet content and unhurried enjoyment of idle hours. To play at Patience ...
-Chapter XIX. Playing With Poetry
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY wrote in the gallant days of Elizabeth: I have known men, and that even with reading Amadis de Gaul (which God knoweth wanteth much of a perfect Poesie) have found their hearts m...
-Playing With Poetry. Continued
Dare Smile With any poem one can thus experiment with substitutions and seek out the reasons why they are less satisfying than the poet's own words. In these familiar lines a word has been substitu...
-Chapter XX. Has It Occurred To You
THAT scrapbooks can cover a wide range of interests and become increasingly valuable as time goes by? It is well to specialize in some line. You could collect views and news of some foreign country, r...
-Chapter XXI. How to Make One's Self Comfortable In Bed
WHEN one is ready to sit up in bed, many simple and inexpensive devices can make for added comfort. It is not necessary to have the equipment of a hospital to draw upon. An ingenious nurse or a resour...
-Chapter XXII. How to Entertain Visitors
WHEN you are allowed to see a visitor, how shall you play the host, enthroned amid your pillows? Have you a comfortable chair ready for your guest? It will be a good idea to have your nurse, or who...
-Chapter XXIII. What To Do If You Cannot Use Your Eyes
All life is a struggle against limitations. The in-avability to use one's eyes is another challenge to one's courage and resourcefulness. Whether you can look through the pages of this book for you...
-Chapter XXIV. How to Make Contacts
THE verb to contact, labeled in the dictionaries Rare, has become in this age of scientific salesmanship and publicity a common one. And the idea behind it is characteristic of the age. With the newsp...
-Chapter XXV. What To Do With Sick Children In Bed
IF this book comes into the hands of someone taking care of a sick child too young to browse around in it for himself, many of its ideas are adaptable to childish interests and capacities. Read the su...
-Chapter XXVI. How To Make Bed-Tables
A BED-TABLE is the equivalent of an old-fashioned lap-board put across the lap in bed and supported so that the weight does not rest on the knees. It should be easily lifted into place, firmly support...
-Chapter XXVII. Articles to Make For The Handy Man About The House
IN this chapter are mentioned articles other than bed-tables which make for comfort in bed and which anyone handy with tools can construct. You will not want to bother your head with details. If any o...
-Answers to Puzzles and Questions in This Book
Word Games And Other Puzzles. Masonry, Page 128 1 organ, groan 2 react, trace, cater, caret, crate 3 granite, tearing 4 stream, master 5 despair, praised 6 least, stale, tales, steal...









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