Isn’t this a great postcard? In actuality it really isn’t a postcard perse’, but it is the same size as the other vintage postcards that I have and it was stored with the others so I categorize it as such.
I love the feel of this card, the fiber feels so soft and velourlike (probably not a word). I imagine this was a sample made at the local Singer store located in Cincinnati at that time. I took a picture of both the front and back to show the card as much as I possibly could. The card was embroidered on what was called the “New High Arm Singer”. I did a search to find out about the High Arm Singer, but didn’t see anything on that particular machine. Here is a link to the history of Singer which may be of interest to some of you. I also found this link regarding the Singer High Arm Machine.
The women in my family have always sewn. I can still remember my Grandmother’s treadle sewing machine and my Mother making clothes on her White Sewing Machine. My Mom sewed all of my clothes when I was young and was very thrifty at that. I recall her making a winter coat and hat for me when I was about 5 from my grown brother’s wool overcoat. She was a recycler before it was fashionable. My Mom taught me at an early age to make doll clothes then I graduated to making clothes for myself and others. I guess you could say it’s in the blood:-) A big event in our family, well for my Mom and I, was when she saved up and bought a Singer Touch ‘n Sew in a cabinet when I was in 8th grade. We both thought it was the best thing since sliced bread.
Additionally I believe I get my love of fabric honestly as I’m told that very, very long ago ancestors of mine owned a fabric factory in Germany. That would be like being a kid in a candy shop if I was around all those years ago. Can you imagine? Not only color and design attracts me but also the texture and feel of fabric is an integral part. I can’t go into a quilt/fabric store without touching the fabric. Can you relate to that? I often wonder if people watching me think I’ve lost my marbles, but I just can’t help myself.
Enough said on this, please enjoy this card and let me know about your love of fabrics and share your projects.