“What the heck?”

Mid adult woman sewing clothes with a sewing machine

Mid adult woman sewing clothes with a sewing machine

Sometimes you just have to shake your head and be grateful that we have come as far as we have…

This is a passage from a Singer Sewing Manual. For your amusement.  And don’t forget your powder and lipstick!

“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 on. If you are constantly fearful that a visistor will drop in or your husband will come home, and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing. ”

 

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Comments

  1. Sherry Walsh says:

    Really enjoyed this one! I’m afraid that I don’t wear make-up before I sit down to sew. I am also guilty of having a few dishes in the sink. It doesn’t seem to bother me when I am sewing!

    On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Melissa Goutys It Seams To Me wrote:

    > Missi Gouty posted: ” Sometimes you just have to shake your head and be > grateful that we have come as far as we have… This is a passage from a > Singer Sewing Manual. For your amusement. And don’t forget your powder and > lipstick! “Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think” >

  2. Did you hear me rolling my eyes? This is hilarious!
    I wonder if in any older car repair manuals there is a paragraph that reads as follows:
    Always approach automobile repair with a healthy, “I can do this!” attitude. And never, ever wear ratty holey pants and a greasy tee shirt.
    You should dress in your Sunday best, as though you are expecting the woman of your dreams to come into your pristine garage and swoon over your suoer-power of supreme confidence that you will get this insubordinate automobile to run; AND run smoothly.
    And when you do, she will surely fall at your feet and demand that she be allowed to be the one who will wait on you hand and foot for as long as you live.
    Yep….I’m sure that’s written somewhere!

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