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Sew Singer Stitch & Zip

Baina Masquelier

Wattle Flat, Australia

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Sew Singer Stitch & Zip
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Sew Singer Stitch & Zip
So you can sew
So you can sing
Do sing a song
So your Singer
Can sing along
Dog by your feet
Basket so neat
Zip on the floor
Patterns what for
Cut as you please
Stitch but don’t sneeze
Zip up the zipper
And thank your Singer
Sing and sew
Lovely Mother
Sing and sew
I love you forever

~ Featured in Days Gone By

Original photo of my mother taken around 1950 in Thailand. My mother always made her own clothes. She is one of those persons who would look at a garment and say, “I can do this and this, but my machine can’t do that” so I’ll do this instead. She used newspapers to measure, fold, and create her own patterns. Unbelievable! And… no, I can’t sew!

This photo ~ like many others ~ had mold and scratch marks and it was glued onto a page which warped. I straightened the door a bit before cropping. Some kid (probably me) had added patches of blue scribbles here and there. At least, I was kind not to draw her a mustache as I have done on other vintage family photos! The print I scanned is smaller than a postcard and at the time, I could only scan it at 400dpi.

Thank you for visiting…

Below is the warped unretouched photograph
with spots and blue pencils marks.

And below is what my mother looked like in 2010:

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