Wednesday, February 29, 2012

some sewing advice from.....

oh my gosh i'm truly surprised i accomplished anything in my sewing room today having not followed any of this advice, but i guess i love to live in fear!
is this not hysterical or what!

21 comments:

oldgreymare said...

holy toledo as my Dad used to say.. My reaction is somewhat stronger..lol
This author would be shocked to see what I wear in my studio!!!!..so would most folks <3
xx
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Carmen Sutton said...

Oh my gosh I would be in such big trouble if any one would catch me in my sewing attire, flanel pants, oversized sweatshirt and felted slippers. I don't think I could do it any other way. So glad times have changed.
Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Are we supposed to wear heels or are flats ok. LOL!
What a hoot! If we followed this we'd never get anything done!
I am so going to Pin this one! Thanks for the laugh!

Cathy ♥

Barbara J said...

I wonder if there were women in the old days who read this advice and scoffed at it! These women were living ahead of their time!

Cocopatch said...

oh! it's incredible! i cannot be a good sewer woman as Singer said...

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Oh, I guess I didn't inherit any of my mother's traits.
Hugs,
Susan

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I guess I don't qualify to be one of the "Singer Women"! Thanks for starting my day with a smile...now I will go put my rouge on! :)

Have a great day!

Carolyn

Nancy said...

I needed a good laugh today. Guess I better go fix my hair and put on some lipstick before I head down to the
studio.

Lori said...

What a hoot! It is amazing I ever get any sewing done!!

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

I got this same little booklet with my featherweight machine. I laughed until I cried. If I followed these rules I would NEVER sew a stitch. Thanks for the laugh this morning!!

Brook Sellers said...

Thanks for the article , now I know why I can not sew/crreate until all chores are done and all in place.I am a little more relaxed on me, but not the house, business calls etc..... I always need to clear the way as I see sewing as something to do when work is done.Result my days and nights are very long and I am very tired. I was born in 1939 so I was raised with these concepts, I am always doing,now a retired teacher,musician,artist and pattern designer.I have been told I do so much and never stop. thanks for the eye opener,a sign of the times. Blessings, Brook

Mary said...

Oh my! I get an F-. How have I managed all these years?

Sherryl said...

Oh Lordy. That's hilarious. If I waited until all my chores were done before I started sewing, I'd never sew! Plus... does anyone else sew in their jammies, like I do? LOL
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Beckyjean said...

Thanks for the giggle Cheri!! Jammies are my choice for sewing.

lizzy said...

LOL! I must have been born in the worng era! Never wore lipstick in my life, but I can't sit down to sew until my house is in order and I'm [sort-of] dressed, as in cargoes and clogs, t-shirt? I couldn't enjoy sewing if my house was a mess or dinner wasn t cooked. Just call me Miss Retro....

[laughing]
love

lizzy at gone to the beach

Linda, NE Iowa said...

I've been in pain for two weeks with gout and really needed a reason to smile. Thank you for sharing this.

Amy said...

LOVE IT!

Mary said...

Funny!!! My Mil said I should always finish the mending/darning before making a fun project. HA! I can just buy more socks- I'm not darning them! I just say "DARN those socks" and throw them in the Round File or File 13 as mu Father said.

Jacqueline said...

Give me a break. Thank goodness "we have come a long way baby". Me and my mouth and attitude would never have survived those times.

The Wooden Acorn said...

Hilarious! CHANGE OF THE TIMES. The last sentence is almost shocking! Isn't interesting how that article must have seemed so normal to all who read it back then BUT a crazy read for us 63 years later. Yikes!

Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Oh, Thank you!!! What an eye-opener for me! I know my mother always lived by those 'rules'. . . And that is the way I was raised, but honestly, I'd rather sew than clean house. . . Now I understand why I feel so guilty if I sit down to sew when the house isn't spotless and I'm not dressed and groomed to the hilt, in my 'Sunday best'!!