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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kateskloset View Post
    I am a Christian and I firmly believe in the Bible...however, I have never seen anything like that in there. I think our Grandmothers saw sewing as work, they had to sew clothing for the entire family, sew quilts, not as a hobby, but as blankets to keep the family warm. We sew for relaxation, and for pleasure.
    I think you're exactly right!!

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    Growing up I had those kinds of restrictions forced on me at home. Glad those days are over.
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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    Back to my Grandma. She lived in rural Pa, had six brothers, no sisters. She liked the no sewing , no working on Sundays. Said she bet it was a pastors smart wife who thought those things up so women folk would have a day off. I think God blesses all our efforts to learn and make beautiful things . Was just curious to hear other superstitions about sewing.

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    To me that equates to sewing only after the housework is done! I sew to avoid housework! Anyone else?

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    Here are a few old sewing superstitions...

    See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck. See a pin and let it lie, luck will surely pass you by.

    Never give a present of scissors or the friendship will be cut. Scissors should always be sold, they should never be given.

    It is bad luck to sew clothing while some one is wearing it unless the person in the clothes holds a thread in their mouth.

    Always sew a pillow case on New Years Eve to hold all of your troubles.

    Never leave sewing undone on New Years or it will stay that way for the next year.

    You will ‘cut off’ your fortune if you use scissors on New Year’s Day.

    Dropping a pair of scissors is said to warn that a love is unfaithful.

    To upset a box of pins for tells a surprise as long as some of them are left in the box.

    If you mend your apron or dress while you are wearing it someone will lie about you.

    White sewing on a garment should you sew it to your dress by mistake, as many stitches as you take so many lies will be told about you.

    If you break your needle while making a dress you will live to wear it out.

    If you tear a hole in a new dress the first time wearing it you will have a new one before that one is worn out.

    Never start a garment on Friday unless you can finish it the same day.

    Breaking one blade of a pair of scissors is an omen of quarrels and discord. If both blades are broken at once a calamity is to be feared.

    If you make a quilt or spread be sure to finish it or marriage will never come to you.

    When you are sewing and your thread knots and tangles, someone is talking about you.
    Loosely based on a true story.

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    I sew on Sunday, but would never sew instead of going to church.

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    The only one my mom would tell me isn't really a superstition. I've found it to be true. When things keep going wrong while working on a project, just walk away. I do that and always have a better frame of mind when getting back to the machine. Or cutting mat.


    Some of the things listed here have made me chuckle.

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    Since I work full time, my sewing day is Sunday generally in the afternoon. I've only heard a few of those superstitions but some made me smile too!

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    I would love to know the origin of this old wives' tale....it seems to be very widespread. I grew up hearing this in rural North Carolina...and I will admit I still hear it in the back of my head when I choose to sew or knit on Sunday. I googled the origin of this saying, but never found a firm source for this saying. I am sure it referred to resting on Sunday and respecting the Day of the Lord. Old sayings die hard....
    Connie

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    Default Re: Taking out stitches with you nose or Do you sew on Sunday?

    Sewing superstitions I was told:

    Long thread, lazy girl. Never cut your thread longer than the length of your arm from your fingertips to your elbow.

    The end you cut is the end you knot.

    Sew a swan feather in your hubby's pillow to ensure fidelity.

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