My mom and I were chatting the other day, and I was telling her how I like to get all my chores done for the day before I begin to work on a sewing project (as it is my reward for getting things done around the house), and she shared this with me. Too funny.
Advice from a Singer Sewing Manual 1949:
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. Keep a little bag of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick on… If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as you should.