The fourth day of the
week should be given to sewing or mending clothing of the well-dressed
It is common for many
housewives to remake outgrown clothes of older children for younger ones.
When remaking is not
possible the editors recommend that fabric be purchased. The cost of
purchasing fabric is low compared to the time and effort spent in spinning
and weaving. The editors suggest that the spinning wheel be set aside so
that the housewife will be free to spend more time on the other household
daughter will from early age be used to a needle and thimble in hand. The
homemaker should include the daughters of the home in mending and sewing
not only for the help they offer but also for the training.
No home should be
without one of the sewing machines which are now coming into wide use.
The time and effort saved by the use of the machine fully justify the
THURSDAY: CATCHING UP
This day should be set
aside to complete the unexpected needs of the week or the seasonal jobs.
In spring, the garden
and flower beds will more than require the extra time on the catch-up
day. Summer and fall bring canning and drying which will place extra
demands on the housewife.
Periodically soap will
be made, coffee beans will be roasted, knives will be sharpened, quilts
will be made, and on and on.
The efficient housewife
will have no trouble finding work to fill this day in her weekly routine.