Dating Singer Machines

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A History: ’s Word of the Year

Donaldeen December 13th I wondered if you have seen the old sewing book, I think it is a Singer book which shows how to do all sorts of fancy stitches on the treadle machine? It shows how to zigzag stitch with the needle stationary and the sewer moving her hand to form the stitches. All sorts of techniques. Yes, I have several treadle machines.

When I was a teenager going to take home ec.

She did not sew.

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight.

Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Has there been too much? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome.

Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us. Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.

Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines

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Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

I was amazed how heavy and reliable the machine was.

Dating Singer Machines

It sits in my living room with some knick-knacks on top of it, but it is functional.

Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines

I recently had it cleaned and gave the cabinet a good oiling.

Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines

The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question:

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