Thursday, August 11, 2016


  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH., 2016
                SEW WHAT?

  It was a "stitch in time" that, years ago, saved
our area!
  That "stitch" was provided by the sewing
machine! The key tool of the Garment industry.
   A heck of a lot of gals from our area helped put
bread on the family table. Both as a housewife and
a member of the ILGWU! 
   And today is Sewing Machine Day!
Of course it's also celebrated on June 13th.
(Although I'm not absolutely sure how we're
suppose to "celebrate" the day!)
   There was a time when you'd probably find a
sewing machine in nearly every home. They're
harder to find these days.....nearly as rare as the
people who know who to use them!
    We have four! (Last time I checked)
    My wife knows how to use them (and does
quite often!)
    I don't. And that's probably a pretty good
   Regular readers know I'm not great with
mechanical devices!
   I do know they cause electrical
interference on the TV when my wife is sewing.
   Seems  sewing machines were actually
invented in France. And that was way back
in the 1830's!
   The U.S. patent was issued on September
in 1846.
    When you think of sewing machines, if
you ever have such thoughts, you probably
think of the name Singer. The company is
still making the things at its factory near
Nashville, Tennessee.
    The early sewing machines were powered by
foot pedals. That was kind of neat because
you could mend clothes and get some
exercise at the same time.
    Come to think of it you could lose weight,
while adjusting your wardrobe for your new
look! Talk about a "win-win" situation!
    Anyhow it's really good to know sewing
machines are still around because "a stitch
in time saves nine!"
    Nine what?  I'm not sure!
    Hope you know and that all your NEWS
is good!



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