Today all of “these girls are living their lives in dignity, using needles and sewing machines,” said Sister Rosemary.
All sorts of everyday quilters who were moved by the historic victory sat down at their sewing machines to mark the occasion.
Before you knew it, I had a needle in my hand and was making patterns and sewing.
There were no scullery chores or sewing for this spirited redhead.
Making endless hours of sewing more bearable, quilters transformed their everyday crafts into symbolic masterpieces.
Naturally enough what he tried to do was to imitate the action of the hand in sewing.
She had taken her sewing again, and she bent her head over it as if she were ashamed.
But I don't know how I'll keep busy all the time, though I can help mother with the sewing.
Why, I don't earn that amount of money by six months' sewing.
Bobbys mother is wonderful with sewing and my mother and some other ladies from Coxton keep her supplied.
late 13c., "action of sewing;" c.1400, "sewn work," verbal noun from sew (v.). Sewing machine is attested from 1847.
Old English siwian "to stitch, sew, mend, patch, knit together," earlier siowian, from Proto-Germanic *siwjanan (cf. Old Norse syja, Swedish sy, Danish sye, Old Frisian sia, Old High German siuwan, Gothic siujan "to sew"), from PIE root *syu- "to bind, sew" (cf. Sanskrit sivyati "sews," sutram "thread, string;" Greek hymen "thin skin, membrane," hymnos "song;" Latin suere "to sew, sew together;" Old Church Slavonic šijo "to sew," šivu "seam;" Lettish siuviu, siuti "to sew," siuvikis "tailor;" Russian švec "tailor"). Related: Sewed; sewing. To sew (something) up "bring it to a conclusion" is a figurative use attested by 1904.