Do You Darn? Posted on September 26, 2013September 22, 2013 by Elephant THE DARNING NEEDLE. Andersen’s Fairy Tales. Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920. Like this:Like Loading... Related
15 thoughts on “Do You Darn?”
The only darning in this house is when someone stubs a toe and hops around yelling, “Darn!”
Good One 🙂
Oh, is that the word for it!
Have a great Thursday, Elephant!
I used to darn, but it was a darned nuisance, so I gave up. This lady looks as though she would like to do something unpleasant with the needle and the knife.
We notice these things . . . that knife looks menacing! She looks giant and somewhat out of her mind – I don’t think she is going to do a good job of the darn darning.
Darning gets to you like that; particularly darning stockings which was the bane of my life during my boarding school days.
Oh my, you should write about these memories! I hope I find an illustration to go with this memory.
Mmmm, she wonders? A trip to the underworld of a girls’ boarding school could get a bit risk -y, with tales of spensers, suspenders, stockings, witches britches, bloomers and regulation underwear 🙂 I did write a few words about that time of my life, but there’s no mention of darning! http://silkannthreades.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/old-school-new-times/
Lovely – very nice! Still, there is room for another tale from the past – a tale about stockings and darning!
I recently re-read “The Prime of Miss. Jean Broody.” (Did I spell that correctly?). I love her writing – such a girl’s school story!
Yes, I expect there is room for another tale! Maybe Brodie? That was a great film too.
I loved the film, but Muriel Spark, she wrote some great stories!
Yes, and I need to reread too!
Her face appears massively distorted- is she spinning yarn from her mouth? I love the pattern on her skirt!
I think though that the knife has suffered a little under a hasty bit of shading by the artist.
She is darning – maybe she is threading her needle! (But I agree it looks like she is doing something strange). Spinning yarn from her mouth . . . honestly, what will you think of next!