Tips for Preparing Yourself for Sewing
(from a 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 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 ... Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on with care ... If you are constantly 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.
And a random question for you all: If this was your fabric, what would you make with it? I bought 11-1/2 yards from a S&S member who has an etsy shop, and it was so cheap that I almost feel like I stole it from her! =)
Anyway, I fell in love with it. It sort of has that toile look (Which I love! English stuff intrigues me. It probably doesn't have anything to do with family history and being prodomantly English... ::wink::) and I do have a couple ideas, I'm open to more!