Friday, January 9, 2009

Things Sure Have Changed!

Have any of you ever read the magazine, "Mary Janes Farm"? It's a lot of fun and I think you would enjoy the fresh, positive outlook it shares. Its something even city chicks like me appreciate! (And makes me yearn for the comforts of a little farm! You are all so lucky you have horses and that some of you even get to have chickens!!) So... I came across this little blurb that I thought you would get a giggle out of from Rhonda - in Indiana

We got a chuckle from this "advice" one of our farm girls came across in her 1949 Singer Sewing Manual:

"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 put on....[if] you are 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."

isn't that just terrific? i loved it!!!

Check out MaryJanesFarm. I think it is published quarterly.


Lisa said...

So much for me sewing on a quilt this morning in my jammies! I didn't shower until 5 o'clock. I should be banished!

The Jacklins said...

That is hysterical! No wonder I never get any sewing "urgent housekeeping chores" never seem to be completed! Hee Hee! I think that sounds like a fun magazine!!

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