Monday, March 10, 2014

Tuesday, March 10, 1936

Cloudy and fog
Thawed all day but colder this eve
nearly finished an apron when I broke a machine needle*, the last one-
Sent a letter to Lloyd in Montana this morning-
Mother has been quiet and good all day-

1935 Sears catalog showing a Singer Sewing Machine

*I was under the assumption that Irene was hand sewing these aprons. This would be number 6 I believe. I wonder what machine she had? The above Singer is similar to one we found in my grandmother's house in Cato, NY the 1990s.


  1. Ya know, I remember having an old singer when I was REALLY, about 7 or 8 years old. I think it might have been my nan's, but she never used it, and my mum had a modern one which I wasn't allowed to touch. I could use the old singer fine and I even made a couple of clothes and toys with it when I was about 9 I think.....Now I have a very posh computer-programable one that mum bought me and it just sits there glaring at me because I haven't got the FIRST clue how to use it! I swear the manual is written in Martian!!!

    1. That doesn't surprise me. Sometimes the need to sell lessons with those machines.


Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.