A post or two ago I posted some photos of a finish that I'd propped in an old china cabinet in my entryway. An observant stitcher spied something on display on that cabinet so here it is:
My Betsy Ross child's sewing machine. Besides the super ucky green spool of thread that came with it, it's in fabulous shape and as cute as can be, to boot. The green thread is on a wooden spool and came on the machine so I left it but maybe I should just pull the thread off and leave the empty wooden spool?)
Next to the machine is my grandmother's old school text book. Way back then...in the 20's...dressmaking was a regular class.
When I opened it up I found a cloth bookmark with some practice hem stitches. It's almost at the very end of the book. Given how well my grandmother could sew, I bet she really did read this entire book.
The copyright is 1927 and the information written in the front cover says my grandmother was in 7th grade when she was given this book in school.
Interestingly complaisant participants were imagined by the artist.
Anyone who does cross stitch finishing could still use this section.
Finally, aren't we all thankful we don't have to iron using this?!?!?
Man, that thing must have been heavy. I bet everyone remembers someone using one as a doorstop.
I will soon show some framing and maybe a couple wee quilt finishes.