Sunday, June 17, 2012

Some Good Sewing Advice

Here's something a little different to brighten your day!  A friend found it somewhere on Facebook:

It's funny, because I perfectly agreed with the first paragraph.  I think "Good results are difficult when indifference predominates," is exactly right.  Even the beginning of the second paragraph made sense - "When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing."

But after that I lost it!  I don't know how many times I've answered the door covered in bits of thread!  And I have no idea why you'd want to get French chalk all over your fabric.

This newspaper clipping is old and yellowed, but even when it was printed, however long ago, they clearly thought this advice was already funny.  I hope you did too!


  1. That's pretty good! I never wear makeup, especially lipstick, when I sew or embroider. I just don't worry about who comes to the door. And what's the french chalk supposed to do?

  2. I wish I knew what the French chalk was for, Cynthia! I'm hoping someone else will know. :)

  3. I'm not sure that they DID believe this was funny - I think that this was written totally seriously!!

  4. Well, Devilish, I agree that they were totally serious when it was first written in 1949. However, the headline says *from* 1949, so it must have been reprinted some time after.

  5. Priceless! Reminds me of the Stepford Wives.

  6. I agree, Diane. I wouldn't be surprised if the clipping wasn't from around that time of bra burnings and the beginning of women's lib!


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