She had two boys: my dad was 8 yrs old then, and his much older brother 15, so she was a busy housewife living in a terraced house much like I do now, but without the luxury of the time saving machines we all take for granted these days. However, a sewing machine was a must-have item in those days, when ready made clothing was for the higher classes and the women of the household were taught to sew by their mothers, so that they could clothe their families and make themselves the latest fashions!
Grandad, Frank was an office worker for Colgate-Palmolive and this would have been a big purchase for the family. Grandma was a proficient seamstress. She made her own dresses, suits and coats and by all accounts was a stylish little lady.