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.


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  1. Ya know, I remember having an old singer when I was REALLY little....like, 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!!!

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

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