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Thread: Advice From a Singer Sewing Machine Manual era 1949

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    Advice From a Singer Sewing Machine Manual era 1949

    I found this on a fabric site ("Sew It Is") & thought it was kind of neat.
    http://www.sewitis.com/

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    So glad that was yesterday .... definitely not me today!
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    This certainly doesn't fit me. I can live with the dust bunnies. If it had to wait until everything was neat and clean I would never get to sew.

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    Yeah, right

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    I'd never get to quilting with that attitude. lol I go to sew BECAUSE I have a sink full of dirty dishes.
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    So glad the world has changed.

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    I don't enjoy being in a messy home and certainly not being dressed clean and neat everyday.
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    Yeah right.... What about quilting in the middle of the night in my jammies, barefoot? The house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy. Me too!

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    well ummmm definitely don't wanna see me on my sewing days !LOL jammies or shorts & tshirt ummm uncombed hair somedays, no makeup and dust bunnies galore !LOL
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    Hahahahahaha

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    That is FABULOUS! I actually laughed out loud. Thank you!

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    that is cute
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    Oh, those are the rules that I follow faithfully. What, you don't believe me?
    There aren't any dirty dishes in the sink, they are hiding in the dishwasher, DH will throw the quilt over our bed and housework is done for the day so I'm free to quilt. Skipping the lipstick and dress, my old sweats that I wore as pjs last night are my sewing outfit for this morning.

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    What? No high heels? Nylons? Yipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I found this on a fabric site ("Sew It Is") & thought it was kind of neat.
    http://www.sewitis.com/

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    I believe this was written by the same man who gave the directions for keeping your husband happy everyday. I have school books from the late 50s and early 60s that dictate how a woman is supposed to keep a happy home and always be pleasant. I think those books were burned. Thanks for sharing..

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    Except for getting dressed the rest is for the maid.
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    I always put on powder and lipstick befor I sew. Yeah right.

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    That was definitely written, by a MAN!

    Where, oh WHERE did I put my lipstick?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey View Post
    Oh, those are the rules that I follow faithfully. What, you don't believe me?
    There aren't any dirty dishes in the sink, they are hiding in the dishwasher, DH will throw the quilt over our bed and housework is done for the day so I'm free to quilt. Skipping the lipstick and dress, my old sweats that I wore as pjs last night are my sewing outfit for this morning.
    The two of y'all are my kinda people... LOL! I couldn't sew with makeup on! And my DH & dog wouldn't recognize me
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    I dress to sew. That means a pair of sweat pants, no shoes, and no bra! Freedom to crawl around on the floor to cut, to reach, to pin the final stages of that quilt "sandwich." I probably wouldn't have started sewing if I had to be looking good. After all didn't they ever get threads on their dresses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Antman View Post
    I dress to sew. That means a pair of sweat pants, no shoes, and no bra! Freedom to crawl around on the floor to cut, to reach, to pin the final stages of that quilt "sandwich." I probably wouldn't have started sewing if I had to be looking good. After all didn't they ever get threads on their dresses?
    Oh yeah, the threads on the clothes are a given....my husband thinks it's cute (thank goodness).

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    Hilarious! But I have an aunt who lived her life exactly like that - did housework in heels with full makeup every day. Fortunately, my dear mother didn't go that far, and she taught me to sew. You young people, be grateful we "feminist pioneers" raised in the 1950s and 60s helped erase that kind of thinking.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    If I appeared in full make up. a dress and heels- My family would be calling 911 to report a stranger in the house

    My creative juices would dry up having to sit prim and proper so I wouldn't mess up the clothes and make up.
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    I don't do pearls and heels but I do get dressed nice enough everyday to not have to change to go somewhere in a hurry. It's just as easy to put on a pair of slacks and nice top as it is to put on a pair of sweats and tee. I will pick comfort over style any day so I know there are comfortable nice looking clothes to wear. I wouldn't like seeing my DH in sloppy clothes all day with hit and miss grooming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
    I'd never get to quilting with that attitude. lol I go to sew BECAUSE I have a sink full of dirty dishes.
    Amen! I would never get anything stitched (or cut) if I did all of that before I got to my sewing. My mama was sewing for all of us in that year and I know she wasn't able to get all of that done before she sat down to sew. As she would say, "To each his own!"
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