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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Words of Wisdom from 1949

Advice from the Singer Sewing Manual of 1949 to the housewife.

“Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or the beds unmade.  When there are urgent house-keeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.  When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible.  Put on a clean dress.  Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on.  If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home, and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing”.

Well, what do we think of that, I wonder? 


Maria said...

LOL how things have changed... Sewing comes first .....

Nancy J said...

Jenny, I learnt to sew on a machine so similar, but I think it had 3 beautiful little drawers each side. Do I heed all that advice? Think not so. After all, who will arrive here late at night or very early a.m.??? Cheers to you both, Jean.