happy friday the 13th...
i was reading Pickledish's Blog today (written by Edie McGinnis) and saw these 'sewing/quilty' related supersitions and couldn't pass up the oppurtunity to share....watch out for black cats crossing your path today :)
Seal nine pins, nine needles and nine nails into a jar to keep the evil quilt fairies away.
See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck. See a pin and let it lie, luck will surely pass you by.
Never sew on Sunday. You will have to pick out all those stitches with your nose when you get to heaven.
Scissors should never be given as a gift, it will cut the friendship.
If you upset a box of pins a surprise is coming your way as long as a few of the pins stay in the box.
A maid with no quilt at twenty-one will never see her bridal sun.
If you mend a dress while wearing it, someone will lie about you.
For every time a quilter pricks her finger, she will receive a kiss from her beau.
It is bad luck to sew clothing while someone is wearing it unless the person wearing the clothes has a piece of thread in their mouth.
Hearts should only be used on bridal quilts.
Always make a pillow case on New Years Eve to hold all of your troubles.
When you are sewing and your thread knots and tangles, someone is talking about you.
If you drop your scissors, your love may be unfaithful to you.
Leave a deliberate imperfection in a quilt. It’s a reminder that only God’s creations are perfect.
Sewing a swan’s feather into your love’s pillow will ensure fidelity.
Breaking a blade on a pair of scissors foretells discord and quarrels, breaking both blades at once is a sure sign that calamity is about to enter your life.
A girl who completes a patchwork quilt by herself will never marry.
If you make a bedspread, or a quilt, be sure to finish it or marriage will never come to you.
If you sew clothing on New Year’s Day, someone in your family will pass away.
Bridal quilts should have continuous borders of vines or ribbon-like patterns. A broken border foretells a broken marriage.
If you break your needle while sewing a dress, you will live to wear it out.
If a single woman is the first to sleep under a new quilt, she will dream of her future husband.
If you put the last stitch into a quilt, you will be the next to marry.