Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.
People who know how to use a sewing machine are dwindling in number. Our mothers and grandmothers had a sewing machine in the house. They used it, too. But, look around your house. Do you have a sewing machine? Chance are, the answers is no.
If you have a sewing machine, enjoy today making things with it. If not, consider picking up sewing as a hobby.
Today's Thought Provoking Saying:
"A stitch in time saves nine."
...Saves nine "what"?
This is my favorite weed killer. I use one gallon of white
vinegar, one cup of kitchen salt (the cheaper the better), and
six to eight drops of dish soap.
I pour out two cups of the vinegar and save. Then I add the
salt and dish soap to the vinegar and shake until I can see
little or no salt remaining. I pour the mixture into a spray
container and spray the weeded area, taking care not to spray
any plant you do not want to kill. This mixture will kill 98%
of anything it touches. It will take a little longer to work
than commercial products, but it's safe for pets and humans to
be around. Plus, it gets the job done.
As a bonus cleaner, I pour the two cups of vinegar in a spray
bottle, add one cup of water, and three to five drops of dish
soap. Now, I have a surface cleaner that will clean windows,
counters, and bathrooms.
Did You Know?
Though it may seem that termites enjoy all wood, they will bypass ebony, a dense black wood yielded from various tropical trees in Southeast Asia.
The wood of ebony sinks in water because it is so dense. It is the wood of choice for the black keys on pianos.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. ~William Jennings Bryan
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ~Alan Kay