January 23, 2010

Advice From A 1949 Singer Sewing Manual

O.k. my niece Mica sent this to me.... I just had to print it up! It's just too funny to pass up!

Advice from a Singer Sewing Manual from 1949:Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do. . . Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates. Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping 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. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. 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 as you should. .

Now remember.... keep your French Chalk near by... we wouldn't want to loose our grip! Hmmmmmmm I'm thinking the person who wrote that already had! Too Funny! Enjoy your day! I know I will.... constantly thinking of this advice! At least they meant well! I mean they wanted us to enjoy the time sewing!


calicodaisy said...

That's really why I can't get to the sewing room more often and am always in a frenzy! The kitchen isn't clean, there is laundry to fold, I need a shower, and, heaven forbid!, my husband might come home and find my hair out of order!

I go back to my longtime motto, "I need staff!"

Melisa said...

I LOVE itI guess thats why my son thinks only Grandma can sew.

Ravenhill said...

Jean, what a riot!!! Thank you so much for sharing. There wouldn't be much sewing going on here if I followed those rules... Thank you for a great laugh! :)
Hugs from Emily

Jodie said...

Thatis classic!!! Thanks for sharing it really made my day...

Also, thanks for popping by my blog and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment... I'd love to hear what your hot-dog relish is made up of if you are still wanting to share it..

Take Care
Jodie :)