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The San Francisco Sunday Call
BEAUTIFUL WORK WITH BEADS
EEADS 'to the fore! The present
revival of bygcr.e fashions In gar
. ments has ca::ed forth the bead
loom and the necklace, the netted reti
.;cuijfe- and the crocheied purse. Bead
embroideries, too. are here tor hat and
gown, and ' these last are largely a re
. X»ro&uctlon of such o:d bands as ap
peared on medieval jranr-ents.
.Beads of wood are very new; Jet
lias reappeared; crystals hold their
own and metallic beads take on va
rious-colors which make them valu
: able for designed articles Intended
to carry out a color scheme.
. Both' necklaces worn with collar
: lees gowns are by Knapp, and each
represents a color idea In the origi
nal. . • "
: "French pearls of a yellow tone
combine well with gilt beads in a
festoon pattern, and a trefoil design
:.pt fleep amethyst crystals with simi
lar drops . on each side are held to
?-ij*th;er by metal bead* of a purplish
i'jfiue;!. •• ; C-VJ: 5 : f:ff-; : \u25a0
. y At> idea Is here for the use of
round beads, large and small, with
.ifpur oval drops as a finish, and an
ifbxhfex. presents a central panel of em
broidered linen mounted on buckram
Sand faced with a simple use of ovals
:end. email round beads stretching
backward from it on each side. As
: tnariy variations of the idea may orig
itnatte as there are differently shaped
beads provided for their construction.
: TVork with the Apache loom Is an
/.-••••• » . *"*\u25a0'\u25a0'
SOME HINTS ON FURNISHING A NURSERY
C. IILDREN have a right to be happy,
• and naturally it is the pleasur
abJe efforts of giving Joy to the
little ones that should be directed in the
#aae and safe channels. The~ nursery
beautiful is not expensive, nor is it be
yond any loving parent's abinty to
bring into the home; for with some good
»ound «en«e and a power to nail, ham
WORK FOR THE WOMANLY BRAIN AND HAND
unending source of supply to those
who would have the, necklace ma*tch
the gown. Belts and watch fobs, too,
are made to harmonize.
The modern bead bag is a reproduc
tion of the ancient, which is now a
lost art. Made either Upon a woven
silk net with beads sewed upon each
mesh, or crocheted from the - finest
fabric, the old reticule is so fine as to
make detection almost impossible.
But the beauty is there in a soft
combination of dull greens and faded
blues.
A sight of the bead counter, with
its store of rich and gaudy and
dainty crystals and opaques, will
bring on the desire for work that will
prove an outlet to . the pent-up love
of beauty that' is in us all. '
jner and ; paint with . a stencil { brush, - a
playroom for the children can be evolved
from any ordinary spare room.
There are given two stencdl sugges
tions that always appeal .to -little tots.
Animals. \u25a0 birds and flowers are; objects
of the young ones* affection, -arid here
they are in easy, simple lines, and of
fering the solution" of decoration that
frequently puzzles the minds of mother
and father.
The Japanese crane flying .over' the
moonlit water is most effective on green
or gray. U*e. stencil board. upon which
you can trace throughcarbon paper the
outline. • Cut out : with a sharp knife
and paint through the holes with '« any
color that you wfch. A bright blue for
the bird and.; water. : with gold ; for .the
moon, looks well on gray ; . a' dull red is
also effective, while gray j or white on ft
blue background; shows to good advan
tage. ' ';•\u25a0:" :.:' ':
The daisy is indeed .a daisy In, its
effect- You may- choose "\ the- yellow
petals for the >brown \u25a0 center, ;• or; th*
ordinary white and" yellow, .variety.
On plain linen, muslin or.. denim-, this
design shows with V Joy-giving clear
ness.
A hint for the nursery window,
mothers! Let the side ; curtains be
stenciled, with, a top\ ruffle: ;Do _ not
have these too long and let' them not
be \u25a0\u25a0 too full. The ,'\u25a0 sunshine ; must , be
allowed to enter and. the* curtains
THE indefinable scent which moßt
women prefer is- given to wearing
apparel by sachets that, are of
various shapes and sizes, and are suc
cessful and lasting 'when chosen arid
prepared incertain' ways... .
•Orris root Is a favorite choice.- It
gives: the faint smell- of a wood of vio
lets, and is by, ; no means so clogging as
even fresh verbena or rose essence. To
make It lasting, there- is" but one secret.
A sachet of tho powder- remains ; fresh
but a very short time jlf it is . merely
Inclosed in a bag of'.niuslln' and -laid
among the underlinen or handkerchiefs".
If It fs baked in the oven, however, be
tween layers of, wadding, there will be
a . different story to tell. This Is an : in
genious discovery which answers the
problem of preserving the strength for
weeks together. : ~
Any powder can be .treated on the
baking prlneip-le. a little beinc sprinkled
on a square of wadding. - Another piece
of cotton wool ov»r the top incloses it
like a sandwich. ; This is baked .In a
must not catch ,dust by swinging in
the breeze. And one thingmore;
Place across; the lower sash - : two
stout^barsi in'brass' clamps.
Your'little ones cannot fall out. and
a feeling of saf ety repays you" for the
trouble of using a hammer and 'nails. :
" Always have a. wastebasket in' the
nursery. •\u25a0 and ; train \u25a0 ; the l\ little '- ones -to
use it. ;\ Decorate •' it;.with^ the stencil
design to 'match y curtains , and .'• cush
ionsr \u25a0{ It -. is Stwhat^ the Ap
pearance V will -do. y ; lf V attractive. \u25a0 there
THE CHARM OF SACHETS
quick oven for a few momerrts^not^av
lng it ;. long r enoughv to singe ' the' wool.
The baked wadding forms^the,. nucleus
of : many little bags to'plax;e among .-the
articles of toilet. .
Everyone nowadays uses coat as well
as skirt hangers in tne wardrobe. It is
difficult to, imagine how .we 'could keep
shoulders flat and hip yokes in place
without a bodice or skirt "tree." The
chief point of interest just now is. how
ever,, to scent them, and this Is done by
iyinjr small bags of 'perfumed, wool ,ta
the end of each. -,; -
Instead of. placing bags and sachets
to scent-the lingerie and blouse drawer,
there is a .better, plan toaay. Drawer
linings" are -made of a double fold of
white 'muslin, open like a pillowcase
at one end, and into which a pad of
wadding is slipped;> slightly . perfumed.
Th/ese can be . washed frequently, and
for this reason are more economical In
the ; end - than . white \u25a0 i>aper, which re
quires constant renewal. Luxurious
tastes incline to white washing silk
instead of muslin, the same drawer, lin
.will: be* a pleasure in using it, and in
emptying it when 1 it is necessary. '.
Build low shelves on the side of the
wall for/; books. Curtains of /sten
ciled I material | should \u25a0 be ! hung on . a
rod; to exclude dust.rand .a bowl for
flowers '" or. ; a favorite piece* of pot
tery used for: decorative purposes:; *"•\u25a0
\u25a0h When 'you, recall -th© . delights ijiot
childish hours, • do ; you ; not:- think; it
worths while? to •make- pleasant * v sur
roundings ?for> the, playtime^ joy,; the
memo ry~- of which;- will -be "treasured
with i other happy.' th ougthts? .- • : \u25a0 v •>
ings performing a double purpose of
blouse sachets when' traveling, into
which the clean lingerie shirts are slip
ped and kept from crushing at the top
of the trunk.
" Veil cases,' now .that so many of the
veils are double length, are more cuny
bersbme than they used to be/ They re
quire to be made of a very long roll,
covered' with scented wadding and then
with muslin. Veils wound In this way
round the perfumed pad become dc.i
cately scented,, so- that they are most
refreshing. 'wHerr worn. Wuile. to the
girl who bicycles, the- perfumed veil
which introduces a suggestion otf violets
qf loses is numbered among the neces
sities of the moment. .
-v- Every-. woman dislikes the disagreeable
smell . o>f leather wnlch clings to
handkerchiefs which hnve been carried
in the: traveling bag. This can \u25a0 to- ob
viated if » flat sarh»t containing orris
root powder or dried rose leaves, or
'avenoer Is . laid at the bottom of / the
bag.:; V \u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0
For the New Arrival
-'A - f DAINTY present t,to* give the new
r Z\'C babyV: is \e> Cynursery box/, .con
f^*taining "a^hand-painted'' set, . con
eistinglof.soap^and"talcum; powder
5 b oixes; f ,;' a ? sac het, V: saf e ty- pin r holder,"
\u25a0•, brush,'."-; bath f thermometer, ; ;etc, all
decorated -in the proper color for the
\u25a0boyjor' girl. r^The^:b6x itself is /of
ipadded silk, with^a- big' ribbon bow
'\u25a0\u25a0 and %a \ tiny « feather \u25a0 stork i on ;. th c ; lid,
'and " may, —! with '"its 's silk t lining, \be
»' used *, the x baby's ; traveling-; case
when -.» the i- other -things •? go . into,; the
baby 'basket .It 'is a pretty^ gift. 5 and
VwilL,' be { much t appreciated übys- mother
and ;babyboth-/;; baby both-/; \u0084: , ' \u25a0 \u25a0 :ii
THE METAMORPHOSIS
OF A HAIRPIN
i ( \ WOMAN can do anything
• l\ with a hairpin, from pick
«^*- ing a lock to performing a
surgical operation." • Thus said a
professor in a medical college. Let
us see a few of the things that she
can do.
A twisted hairpin makes the best
of medicine droppers. Twist the pin
to within a quarter of an inch of
the loop, place it within the bottle
as shown in the diagram, and let
the' medicine fall through the .oval
thus formed by the wire. It is easier
to count the drops % than vrith a glass
dropper, as they now more slowly.
Then, there v ls the- hairpin collar
support. That sounds at first very
much like "How -to make a bureau
from an old barrel." but in reality
it is an excellent emergency idea.
Most . collars nowadays have little
tape \u25a0or silk- pockets at top and bot
tom to hold, the removable celluloid
supports. Fill the lower one with
absorbent cotton to catch the points,
and insert the pin. It will bend but
little, and never breaks, and some
times it is the only thing that will
reach an extra high collar. 'The cot
ton keeps the points from coming
through and scratching. The same
plan can be followed to stiffen \u25a0wash
able belts.
"To undo obstinate knots in ribbon
and string, straighten out the hair
pin, loop one end so that -its will
hold a finger end, and bend the other
into a • sharp hook. Insert . in " the,
knot and pull towards you; it. works
_ every;, time.
, ;For .' glove, and shoe " buttoning the
hairpin is ; ideal. \ Simply bend out
theloop end into a circle '• and cross
Ithe; points so' as to secure a firm
h'qld,V And lot -the buttonhook. Make
the" circle smaller, for. gloves. .\u25a0<
'--Lingerie hats are often hurt by
"the;/ insertion .of hatpins.' In r that
case,' fasten .them all around \u25a0 '.to the
hair? by means of invisible \ hairpins.
There is no ; danger of slipping, and
the : finest: lace .could not be . torn.
Sometimes a fine . straw hat can " be
\ fastened in 'the same way, by means
'of / four -''or;, five long.- ': thin' hairpins."
yi In v. passepartouted v pictures. 1 insert
~ r a > hatpin i into « the ; thick paper of the
backing, at each end, and bind down
with the *" tape." \u25a0 Wire .* can then .be
adjusted to the hairpin loops for
hanging the picture. Cross the wlra
first, so that it will pull the hair
pins In toward the center Instead
of out.
The best snare for foreign bodies
in the eye, ear or nose is a hairpin
bent upwards and fastened as shown.
Use a clean pin and be careful and
delicate in your movements. This Is
actually used and recommended by
the professor mentioned in the first
paragraph.
One woman advises having a pack
age of unused hairpins in various
sizes always at hand in one's utility
box. There Is no telling where they
may come in handy, from an olive
fork to a pair of tweezers; and armed
with them any Ingenious woman may
go through life equipped as with a
natural toolbox.
Ventilate Your Rooms
NOTHING 19 more common than
fresh air. Nature has provided it
In abundance for all who will take
it. There is no one thing so potent to
prevent disease, bo effective In maintain
ing a healthy action of the whofe body.
Bad air spreads disease. Consumption,
pneumonia, bronchitis and catarrh ar«
bad-air diseases. Bad air, too, is a
cause of colds.
Sewage flowing into pure water pol
lutes it. So the air we exhale from our
lungs pollutes the air In the room. The
impure air from the lungs of any num«
ber of people in a room mixes with tho
pure air and makes It dangerous and
unfit for breathing, x here must be a
supply .of fresh air constantly coming
In to take the place of the foul air.
which In all cases should be permitted
to escape nearthe top of the room.
It is a law of nature that air 13 al
ways in motion, and because thte is true
we hay* only to lower our window a
little from the top and to raise them a
little from th* bottom and the processes
of ventilation will go on without our
thought o» care. B
Iti3 impossible to estimate the amount
of misery and suffering caused by Im
pure air. If >ou would escape, see to it
that you get at all times a plentiful
«uoply of fresh air. .
A Hint to Hostesses
DON'T Blve parties— except actual
masquerades— in which you must
- ask, your guests to appear, in
any special costume. They dislike the
trouble, and rightly fed that they
are coming to be entertained and not to
help in the performance. Sometimes the
command >to :"wear a white shirtwaist
and skirt" or.' "represent a famous book"
really in pans a great deal " of trouble to
Its recipient. If.the success of your party
depend? on this co-operation on the part
of your guests, by . all ; means _- give an
other kind of partyi . -

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