- A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric,paper,card and
other material together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the
first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work
performed in clothing companies.
- Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other
material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches
- A machine with a mechanically driven needle for sewing or stitching
- a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing
- Using or working with the hands
- (of a machine or device) Worked by hand, not automatically or
- a small handbook
- Of or done with the hands
- of or relating to the hands; "manual dexterity"
- manual of arms: (military) a prescribed drill in handling a
- Richard Warren (1863–1914), US businessman. He founded his first mail-order
business, selling watches, in Minneapolis in 1886, moved to Chicago, and sold
the business. He then began a partnership with Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864–1948),
a watch repairman, that became Sears, Roebuck & Co. in
- (sear) make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"
- (sear) dried-up: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture;
"dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves
on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"
- (sear) scorch: become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent
over the flames"
sewing machine manual - The Successful
The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well
(Sears, William, Sears Parenting Library.)
In this book, the Searses bring the reason and
common sense of their philosophy of parenting to the hurdles of raising the
older child. Attachment parenting is not just for babies; as children grow, they
need to expand the web of their secure attachments to friends, teachers,
community and the wider world. As there is no single plan for any one family,
the Searses show a range of ways a parent can retain a child's trust and wield a
positive influence as their child matures. By following the advice laid out in
this book, parents can see that the bonds they have nurtured since infancy will
provide the anchor that will ground their children through the challenging teen
years to adulthood.
Just what does it take to raise a responsible,
compassionate child in a society whose overbearing media celebrates and
encourages violence, promiscuity, and gluttonous materialism? Dr. William Sears
and his wife, Martha, a nurse, understand that instilling a moral code in one's
children is among the most daunting, yet vital, of all parenting tasks. In The
Successful Child, they've marvelously distilled 34 years' experience parenting
their eight children and treating thousands of kids in their pediatric
office--along with facts from recent scientific studies--into this collection of
constructive, reassuring guidelines for nurturing children into healthy,
well-adjusted young adults.
As Dr. Sears told his children, "Your success in
life ... will not be measured by the money you make or the degrees you earn, but
rather by the number of persons whose lives are better because of what you did."
To that end, Sears advocates what he has coined "attachment parenting," or AP,
the practice of listening to your parenting instincts and being sensitive to
your baby's needs (such as by quickly responding to cries; by breastfeeding on
cue, not bottle-feeding on a schedule; and by co-sleeping). By having his needs
met immediately, Sears says the child learns to trust adults, and he in turn
mirrors this behavior by acting sensitively to the needs of others later on.
Sears says, "It's never too late to try the AP approach with a child," but
The Successful Child definitely will be most useful to parents who've raised
their child according to AP guidelines through infancy and toddlerhood. Those
who haven't may shudder when Sears writes that the developmental stage from
birth to one year most influences a child's future success "because that's when
caregivers leave the most lasting impressions on a child's brain." Nevertheless,
the Searses have packed in a plethora of sensible tips here for all parents,
including 16 ways to teach children how to make wise choices, 12 strategies for
guiding spiritual development, seven questions to ponder when a teen wants to
start working part-time, and a dozen ways to boost your child's intellectual
abilities, such as by offering a diet high in brain-building omega-3 fatty
acids. But the most important thing parents can do for their kids, the Searses
say, is to hold high expectations: "Let her know that you expect her to do her
best, no less and no more, and that you will love her no matter what." --Erica
Sweet. Can you believe I'm the SECOND owner of
this machine? Purchased last summer for $10 (including cabinet, manual and
accessories) from the woman who originally bought it from Simpsons-Sears
(there's a name from the past!).
old + new technology
Working on my 1979 Sears Kenmore sewing machine
by reading a scanned PDF of the original manual on my laptop. Hellz yeah.
sears sewing machine manual
America's foremost baby and childcare experts
tell you what to expect, month by month, from conception through birth In this
uniquely authoritative and comprehensive guide, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, the
pediatrics specialists whose books on birth, babies, and parenting have become
widely praised bestsellers, team up with one of America's leading obstetricians.
The result: the definitive book on pregnancy for expectant parents today. The
Pregnancy Book explains what is occurring in the womb step by step, so that you
can better appreciate why your body behaves the way it does and why you feel the
way you do. The topics covered include: * how your baby is growing, as well as
how you may be changing, both physically and emotionally * concerns and
questions you may have about tests and technology, genetic counseling,
childbirth options, and bonding with your preborn baby * essential information
on eating right for two * how to protect the womb environment and recognize
potential household hazards * advice on working while pregnant-from informing
your boss to dressing for the job * exercising and keeping fit during your
pregnancy * selecting a childbirth class * helpful tips on everything from
traveling while pregnant to overcoming morning sickness * and much more With a
detailed special section on labor and delivery, a glossary of obstetrical terms,
and a chapter covering "the tenth month"-postpartum-The Pregnancy Book is an
unrivaled source of information, counsel, and comfort for every prospective
The Pregnancy Book is an excellent all-in-one guide to pregnancy
from William and Martha Sears, creators of the concept of "attachment
parenting." Each of the book's chapters represents a month, and deals with
physical and emotional changes, describes the growth of the fetus, and discusses
common concerns. The authors also focus on nutrition, exercise, information and
support for home births and birthing centers, traveling while pregnant, how to
avoid episiotomy, and so on. The approach is gentle, thorough, and includes more
information than some month-by-month guides, which makes The Pregnancy Book an
excellent choice for pregnant couples.