this book the other day in an used bookstore. Reading it is like visiting an alternate universe. Imagine a world where ladies put on make up and high heels before they sit down to sew. A strange new world where the surrounding area is immaculate. And what really boggles the mind is that the inhabitants of this realm sew lace on their machines! No, not lace like we Earthlings might create with soluble stabilizer and crazy random stitching, ending up with something that looks like the cat coughed it up.
Needless to say, I bought the book. Couldn't resist the opening sentence:
Now, please excuse me. My starship awaits!The needle has been the instrument through which women have, aside from keeping things together, created beauty, and expressed themselves since the time some helpful male made the first bone needle.