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A Stitch In Time

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A Stitch In Time

“A stitch in time, save nine.”

This was submitted to A Play on Words, hosted by WakefieldDesigns.

Thanks to the stock providers.

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Victorian Library, by Damocles909

Stock Image: Stitched Texture, by UniversalKinase

clock 6, by Meltys-stock

Hourglass Running, by MoonlitStock

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Sooner is always easier than later.

Unless, we could go back in time; but, how far back would you need to go?

-Cat…

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WhimsicalBlue's avatar
Excellent and well deserving piece, congrats on winning the second place!Well Done:heart:
Can-Cat's avatar
thank you. :D (Big Grin) 
WhimsicalBlue's avatar
Pleasures all mine!
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Excellent work, beautiful concept and execution!! Congrats on winning the 2nd place!:heart::clap:
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you. Just looking at all the sewing piling up, it seems like there's never going to be enough time. Unless, we could go back in time and have it already done, like your : : The Time Traveller : ::D (Big Grin) 
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
I am so sorry for such a late reply but you are so very welcome!:heart:
And lol, you are so right!!:)
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you. A great theme, with some wonderful entries. 
flamingodancer123's avatar
Wow, My Mom had a sewing machine just like that and used it all the time!! I love this piece, you did a fantastic job on it, great creativity. Thanks for submitting to the group, :iconsharpenededge: much appreciated.
Can-Cat's avatar
Thanks. My Aunt had a sewing machine like this that she used. I'm just learning to thread a machine myself. No doubt it will save time, when I get the hang of it.
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Karyl-Delta's avatar
My colleagues and me, yesterday, at work, were speaking about this sewing machine. It´s really lovely but I have to tell, I´m a sewer and they are very difficult to use, at least for me. It´s a beautiful picture and the meaning of the saying is very right. In Spanish we say: Better to be yellow before than red all your life. It means more or less the same: Better to be the things on time. 
Can-Cat's avatar
Thanks. That's an interesting expression in Spanish. A similar one in English, which often proves true, is, "Sooner is always better than later."
Karyl-Delta's avatar
Ha ha ha! We have other which says: better late than never. It looks like if it was opposite to "Sooner is always better than later". But no. It means than when you haven´t got time to make one thing is better to make it late than no to make it. It was a sentence used by our Traffic General Department to prevent car accidents during the Summer holidays time: to reduce the speed on the runways. It´s better driving slowing although you arrive late at the places. 
But similar to yours we have: "Don´t leave for tomorrow what you can do today. And another very interesting two ones: "Dress me slowly to rush" and "Not for much steady wins". The first one means that you have to do the things slow and carefully if you are hurry to avoid mistakes and to have repeat them which could delay you. And the second one means that you have to do the things not before time. These are translations from Google. Maybe they are English sayings. The literal translation are: "Dress me slowly because I´m hurry" and  "Not by rise early dawn before"  
Can-Cat's avatar
Expressions can be so funny, and fit so well. A friend often said, "Haste Makes Waste". I can hear her saying it.
Karyl-Delta's avatar
Ah, it´s a rhyme. I remember one speaking about the weather in Madrid: Nueve meses de invierno y tres de infierno. The translation is: Nine months of winter and three of hell. Winter es invierno in Spanish and hell is infierno. We have nine months of extreme winter and out of the blue three with more than forty degrees, dry weather. No Spring, no Autumn. And one day we have 10 degrees and next day forty. This is what expression means.
Can-Cat's avatar
That's wild weather. Another expression in Canada is "4 seasons in 1 day". It often happens- rain, snow, sun, hot, then cold.
Karyl-Delta's avatar
And we have another. In Spain, in the Medieval Ages women wore an underwear clothes made of a very hard fabric to protect them from cold. Its name was "sayo". The saying says: Until May 40th not take your sayo. It´s a rhyme in Spanish: "Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo" (May is mayo in Spanish) It means that in Madrid the cold can last until the early June. (Thanks God not in the day but it´s so at night).
I didn´t know that about Canada. Very curious weather. I thought, (I don´t know why) that weather was very cold in Winter and 21 or 22 degrees in Summer.
JocelyneR's avatar
I love this! Reminds me of my grandmother's.
Nice concept!  :love:
Can-Cat's avatar
:) (Smile)  My Aunt had one with a treadle. 
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