My Mother's Singer Sewing Machine
This nostalgia blog is inspired by a 1960 advertisement of the Singer Sewing Machine which reads:
118 years ago. SINGER started a sewing revolution. It's still going strong.
Singer have been making sewing machines for a long time. As well as a lot of other things in every corner of the world. One thing we've learnt in over 100 years of making quality products is that we can't afford to stand still ..... we have to keep on moving. That's what our revolution is about. The ideal of getting better all the time. Try us out. You'll see.
However, the blog topic is entitled "My Mother's Singer Sewing Machine".
This is to avoid infomation overload to blog too much about the sewing machine.
The memories of things we remember tends to link our thoughts to people we have an attachment and those we love.
The manual, hand-crank "Singer Sewing Machine" was used by mother at home long, long ago before I was born in 1948. I had never asked her about it since she passed away in 1970.
I will try my best to blog a little bit about the Singer sewing machine from resources and information available on the Internet.
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Another old advertisement of the Singer Sewing Machine:
My mother sewed her own clothings by herself and new blouses and dark silk pants two or three suits during the Chinese New Year. She never follows fashion and wears only the samfoo with simple design while she was alive. She was a conservative old-fashioned lady and never worn modern dresses with blouse and skirt. This is not important to her as long as she is clean, neat.and comfortable with the clothing she wears.
The Singer sewing machine which mother used for decades was her favorite pastime and she sewed my pajamas and the clothings I worn during my Bukit Ho Swee childhood days at home. I could use the ad to say "I have the most wonderful mother in the world. She makes such nice clothes for me with her Singer sewing machine I love her very much.".
I do not use a rubber or plastic pacifier as a baby. My mother sewed me a small bolster with double triangle shaped (like breasts) on both ends for me to suck them.
Mothers these days no longer sew these breast-shaped bolsters for their babies to suck It can be an irritable time for babies, but there are many ways for them to ease the pain while growing their teeth. The baby imagine to be sucking the mother's milk.
|An "unartistic impression" of a "nee nee bolster"|
This photo of my son Wei biting on the rubberised toy or pacifier during his teething period. The natural teething experience is a developmental milestone of a child's growth. Teeth breaking through may cause sensitive gums to become inflamed, which may cause discomfort. He did not use "nee nee bolster" though.
Unfortunately, the antique Singer sewing machine was destroyed in the Bukit Ho Swee fire in 1961.
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