maneo wrote: ksl wrote:
I learnt at a very early age from the old type Singer machine with the pedal back in 62
Would that be the pedal switch that turned on the motor, or the pedal that turned the wheel because there was no motor?
My mums first machine was without motor, just the pedal, though she upgraded to the pedal and motor in 61.
She was up most of the nights, after finishing work at the chippy at midnight, she would work on her sewing jobs until 3 or 4 a.m the Chippy job starting at 11 a.m to 3pm and 4pm to 11pm knocking off at midnight god bless her. To think back in those days she came from quite a skilled background and was a wizard at decorating and wallpapering too.
I still have some of my mums cottons and stainless steel spools knocking around my home here. Strange but I feel a great deal of her spirit associated with these items.
SMS:The soul thread has now become the sew thread
Sewing is really good for the soul trust me I have seen some really depressing times for my mum, and it wasn't until she was in her 70's when i discussed how hard her life was, I was also suffering a bad depression after my divorce too.
Never heard her once complain of depression, until I was suffering from it, and she gave me some patterns to cut out to keep my occupied. Though there is a very big difference between boredom and clinical depression and it can develop so easy too if the symtoms are not picked up early. I think many expatriats could fall victim to having their souls sucked out, because they become home sick.
When I lived in Denmark I couldn't really understand why the Danish thought their landscape was beautiful
When i came for the North west of UK close to the Lake District and small mountains. I found the landscape quite insignificant in Denmark until I read about its history, and the feeling of the land just appeared inside me after I took some interest of the surroundings.
Time for the sewing club