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Thread: Funny Sewing Tips

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    Super Member sondray's Avatar
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    From a Singer Sewing Machine 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 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."

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    i guess i will never sew again. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    lol oh my....trust me to break ALL the rules!

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    yes! we are all good little stepford wives :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    This even made my husband laugh :lol:

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    Why are you making fun of this??? I agree it is very important to look your best at all times. If you did, you would feel as special as I do in my little world where all the Drs. dress up and the nurses all where little hats and smile as they bring my medicine!!!!! :P

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    Lipstick? Dress? I can't even wear shoes when I sew! I'm doomed!

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    prepare myself mentally? My sewing room is where I go to make myself mentally sound again. Be neat? I am barefoot, any shorts or pants that do not bind,hair combed not blowdried, thread and small pieces of material clinging everywhere. Company they have to take me as I am. Which sometimes lookes pretty wild. Maybe Alex Anderson HMMM.
    Bonnie

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    well I have the wrong kind of dust by my machine!!

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    In 1949 we had not yet heard of women's lib, and there had been no "burning of the bras" !!!!

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    I would never have survived back then.... :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess I am a rebel quilter :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    After reading so much history, I am very sure that in a past life I would have been a hooker on the east coast. Once I got off that boat, there would have been no further travel for me. Just think, a roof over my head, a bed, a bath.... etc.... Women in history (and not too distant at that) had a rough road. Thank God we live in the times we do.... even though some in other countries do not have the wonderful freedoms we do.

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    I'm doomed... tho there is some truth in what it said: If I am sewing in my "bedhead" and still wearing my pjs at 2pm with no housework done, that's EXACTLY when the doorbell will ring!!!


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    Mamagus- this actually works in your favor- whoever is on the other side of the door probably thinks there is some 'medical' issue going on and will leave. Maybe we should think about putting the old quarantine signs on our doors.... yup... that might work :) :) :) :)

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    What about such signs as, "Quilter at work, DO NOT Disburb", or "Enter at Your own Risk", "Appointments Only", "Construction Work Ahead", "This house is closed from 10:00 p.m. Friday until 5:00 a.m. Monday (in honor of our Houston Freeways) and at 2:00 A.M. -- "Beware of Quilter"

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    Ok one of these I am guilty of......I make myself do certain chores everyday cause there is no one else to do them......and don't enjoy myself if its not a little straight.......not a lot :roll: :wink:

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    Ok, when i read that, i thought it said 1849!!! Not 1949! lol lol lol

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    my question whats a bra? something I wear only when leaving the hous for a drs apt I'm loose and comfortable

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    Oh my gosh!
    Guess hubby will be mad at me for the rest of his life and no one will come to visit and I'll stay insane for ever!!

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    I'm in serious trouble. Thank goodness, my hubby is'nt aware of these guidelines.He thinks I'm sick if I'm not sewing..........

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    Hi Sondray my sister who is older than me tell me all the time that i'm old fashion, but i don't care i make my bed when i get out of it, next i do my hygiene and put on my clothes and makeup, do my house chores and about 1.30 pm i start cooking, eat dinner at 5.30pm watch tv and discuss my husband day and talk about family matters.Saturday i do laundry unfinsh house chores, go shopping, joy riding, garage sales, and start sunday dinner,we go to church sunday and visit with other family members, all of our children are adults so i don't have to clean house everyday and most of the time i cook for 2 days i'm also the pastor assistance on sunday, and over the kitchen when we have special events.this schedule isn't for every one but it work for me, oh i don't work any more i'm a retired nurse so i'm pretty organize, i love all of you out there.lol Annette :lol:

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    I'm with Patrice, I would never sew again. My jammies are a heck of alot more comfy to sew in then a dress!! I just couldn't imagine. And yes, if someone drops by and I'm still in my jammies, they tend not to stick around for very long and I can get back to my sewing.
    When my hubby comes home and I'm all disheveled looking and no dinner started, he knows I've had a good day in my quilt room! Therefore I'm a happy woman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by triciasquilts
    Therefore I'm a happy woman!
    And if Momma's happy, EVERYONE's happy!!

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    Hmmm if I don't have anywhere to go you might find me in my PJ's at 2 pm sewing away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Hmmm if I don't have anywhere to go you might find me in my PJ's at 2 pm sewing away!
    That's me too!

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