Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
December 1948: Vol. 12, Issue #3
Page Count: 120
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ARTICLES AND FICTION
    • What Goes On Here
      by Payson S. Wild, Jr.
    • Gay Wrappings an Original Greetings(Found Money)
    • Before the Tree Is Trimmed(Found Money)
      by Carolyn Wilkinson
    • Bright Touches of Christmas Gaiety(Found Money)
    • The Professor Holds Forth On Matrimony
      by Henry Wise Miller
    • A Memory Worth Keeping
      by Earle Washburn
    • Small World
      by James Reid Parker
    • Christmas Greetings(Old-Fashioned Cards)
    • The Giant of Pokeberry Ridge
      story by James Saxon Childers
    • Home to Salem
      story by Frank Shay
    • Father's Place Is In the Home
      by Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg
    • The Two Magics
      story by Jan Gabrial
    • Papa's Supper
      story by Dorothy Thomas
    • Mercer's Maids For Marriage- A venture of teh 1860's
      by Stewart Holbrook
  • NEEDLEWORK
    • Tatted Initials
    • Heirloom Quilt
      by Roxa Wright
  • HOME DECORATION AND WORKSHOP
    • To Build For Boys
      by Marguerite Dodd
  • FASHION AND BEAUTY
    • Remakes For the Holidays(Found Money)
    • A Long Look- Holiday Hair Styles
      by Elaine White
    • What's Your Figure?
      by Kathleen Hammond
    • Good Mixers(Woman's Day Patterns)
      by Margaret Parker Gary
  • FOOD
    • Gifts From Your Kitchen(Found Money)
    • Let's Have Sausage
      by Betty Hutt
    • Homemade Cookies(Prize-winning recipes)
    • Holiday Desserts
      by Glenna McGinnis
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • News and Gossip
    • Found Money
    • Neighbors
      ed. by Dorothy Blake
    • The Hollywood Picture
      by Sallie Belle Cox
    • Listen Here(Radio)
      by Jack Cluett
    • How To Be A Girl(Teen Age)
      by Susan Bennett Holmes
    • The HOW TO Section

Magazine Title: Woman's Day
Editor(s): 1943 - 1957: Mabel Hill Souvaine;
                1957 - 1966: Eileen Tighe;
                1966 - 1982: Geraldine Rhoads;
                1982 - 1991: Ellen Levine;
                1991 - 2010: Jane Chesnutt;
                2010 - 2012: Elizabeth Mayhew;
                2012 - Present: Susan Spencer;
Publication Frequency: Monthly
Began Publication: Oct. 7, 1937
Ended Publication: Ongoing
Published by: 1931 - 1936: The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.;
                 1937 - 1957: Stores Publishing Co., NY;
                1958 - 1976: Fawcett Publications;
                1977: CBS;
                1977 - 1987: Diamandis Communications;
                1988 - 2010: Hachette Filipacchi Medidias;
                2011 - Now: Hearst Communications, Inc.;
Average Page Count: ???
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISSN: 0043-7336

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: This is one of those women's magazines that is comprised mostly of ads, with a scattershot of fiction, fashion, recipes and as it turns out, a few token needlework and craft articles. I'm a little puzzled why the latter two things, as crafters will gravitate towards the magazines that cater to their lust for new patterns in their particular discipline, and not to a periodical that might give them a pattern a couple of times a year - if their particular discipline is a popular one, like crochet or embroidery or knitting. Tatting has always been the red-headed stepchild of the popular needlework disciplines, and tatters have gotten used to seeing only one or two patterns an issue in the magazines that would carry them(in the USA). Throwing one randomly into a fashion magazine once in a blue moon isn't going to solicit more subscriptions - which is the sole driving force of magazine articles. Puzzling or not, the December 1948 issue had a nifty tatted monogram set that I was pleased to run across quite by accident. The designer isn't given.

I have run across two other issues with tatting patterns in them:
      December, 1952: Three(3) small tree ornaments, pages 53,127-8
      January, 1953: Circular and Square motifs with little 4-ring joinings for altar cloth or household linens, pgs 35,57

Anyone with more information about this publication, or has issues to donate or sell, can contact me through My Contact Page.



"WOMAN'S DAY" ISSUES WITH TATTING PATTERNS IN THEM

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
December 1948: Vol. 12, Issue 3
Page Count: 120
Notes: This issue came with a nice tatted monogram set...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ARTICLES AND FICTION
    • What Goes On Here
      by Payson S. Wild, Jr.
    • Gay Wrappings an Original Greetings(Found Money)
    • Before the Tree Is Trimmed(Found Money)
      by Carolyn Wilkinson
    • Bright Touches of Christmas Gaiety(Found Money)
    • The Professor Holds Forth On Matrimony
      by Henry Wise Miller
    • A Memory Worth Keeping
      by Earle Washburn
    • Small World
      by James Reid Parker
    • Christmas Greetings(Old-Fashioned Cards)
    • The Giant of Pokeberry Ridge
      story by James Saxon Childers
    • Home to Salem
      story by Frank Shay
    • Father's Place Is In the Home
      by Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg
    • The Two Magics
      story by Jan Gabrial
    • Papa's Supper
      story by Dorothy Thomas
    • Mercer's Maids For Marriage- A venture of teh 1860's
      by Stewart Holbrook
  • NEEDLEWORK
    • Tatted Initials
    • Heirloom Quilt
      by Roxa Wright
  • HOME DECORATION AND WORKSHOP
    • To Build For Boys
      by Marguerite Dodd
  • FASHION AND BEAUTY
    • Remakes For the Holidays(Found Money)
    • A Long Look- Holiday Hair Styles
      by Elaine White
    • What's Your Figure?
      by Kathleen Hammond
    • Good Mixers(Woman's Day Patterns)
      by Margaret Parker Gary
  • FOOD
    • Gifts From Your Kitchen(Found Money)
    • Let's Have Sausage
      by Betty Hutt
    • Homemade Cookies(Prize-winning recipes)
    • Holiday Desserts
      by Glenna McGinnis
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • News and Gossip
    • Found Money
    • Neighbors
      ed. by Dorothy Blake
    • The Hollywood Picture
      by Sallie Belle Cox
    • Listen Here(Radio)
      by Jack Cluett
    • How To Be A Girl(Teen Age)
      by Susan Bennett Holmes
    • The HOW TO Section

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
December 1952: Volume 16, Issue #3
Page Count: 160
Notes: This issue has three(3) tatted snowflake patterns...

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ARTICLES AND FICTION
    • Your Mouth Is What You Make It
    • Johnny Has a Girl
      by John McNulty
    • Diploma For Emily(story)
      by Mildred Lawrence
    • Which Was Your Favorite Cover?
    • Surprise! Surprise!
      by Frank Leon Smith
    • Letter From Europe: Holland
      by Miriam Troop
    • A Child Was Born
    • A Few Lines For Mrs. Charlesbois(story)
      by Jassamyn West
    • The High Country
      by Bernard DeVoto
    • A Gift For Mark(story)
      by Ella Tunnell
    • Grandfather Judges a Sporting Event
      by Samuel Hopkins Adams
    • Christmas Whenever It Happens
      by Margaret Lee Runbeck
    • The Freedom of Emil Conroy(story)
      by John Savage
    • King of the Bees(story)
      by Bryan MacMahon
    • Christmas-Card Party
      by Carolyn Wilkinson
    • The Red Ball
      by Morris L. Earnst
  • NEEDLEWORK
    • Cover your Ears-
      Knitted Caps and Hoods
      by Roxa Wright
    • New Place-Mat Designs in Burlap and Straw
    • Coin-Patch Apron
  • HOME WORKSHOP
    • Under the Christmas Tree-
      Original gift wrappings
      by Jean Michener
    • Christmas All Through the House
      • Alum Solution Frosty Ornaments
      • Fruit Holiday Party Favors
      • Santa Table Ornament
      • Balsa Wood Carved figures
      • Pleated Ornaments of Metallic Paper
      • Painted Glass Balls
      • More decorated Glass Balls
      • Garland of Fake Mistletoe
      • (3)Sequined Tatted Snowflakes
      • Czech Christmas-Tree House
      • Decorated Tablecloth
      • Felt Stocking
      • Snowball Candles
      • Place-card Holders
    • Slip Covers Without Sewing
    • Giant Blocks
    • Ribbons and Pops
  • FASHION
    • Cold Weather Warmers from Two Old Blankets
    • For a Lovely Evening
    • A Party Wardrobe- The Easy Way-
      Woman's Day pattern 5047
      by Margaret Parker Gary
  • FOOD
    • Beans Can't Be Beat:
      • Kidney Beans- Creole Style
      • Skillet Limas and Corned Beef
      • Dried-Beef-Bean Casserole
      • Black-eyed Bean Supper Dish
      • Deviled Baked Beans
      • Beans-and-Hamburger Ragout
    • Sardine Budget Stretchers:
      • Sardines and scalloped Potatoes
      • Sardines and Peas on Rolls
      • Broiled Sardines with Puffy Sauce
      • Fried Sardines and Chips
      • Sardine-and-Mush Fry
      • Sardines and Rice, Spanish style
      • Sardines and Cabbage with Creamy Mustard Sauce
      • Sardine-and-Bacon Patties
      • Sardines with Spinach and Cheese
    • Wesson's De Luxe Fruitcake
    • Brer Rabbit Molasses' Cookies for Santa
    • Make the Most of Pork:
      • Barbequed Pork Chops with Peaches
      • Savory Pork in Noodle Ring
      • Roast Pork with Variations
    • Betty Crocker's One Egg Cake
    • Swans Down Christmas Belle Cake
    • Roast Beef For Christmas
      by June Horne
    • Holiday Hospitality
      by Glenna McGinnis
    • Party Pies:
      • Cranberry-Banana Pie
      • Pear-Crumb Pie
      • Individual Caramel-Date Pies
      • Frozen Marble Pie
      • Party Pumpkin-Meringue Pie
      • Chocolate-Banana Chiffon Pie
    • Game Can Be Fine Food-
      Rabbit, Venison, Pheasant, Duck, Quail and Woodcock
      by Harry Botsford
    • Betty Crocker Variety Fruit Cake
    • Jell-o Holiday Parfait Pies:
      • Strawberry Parfait Pie
      • Eggnog Parfait Pie
      • Flaky Pastry
    • Dexo Christmas Cookies
    • Baker's Coconut Crust
    • Del Monte Thimble Corn Pie
  • MONTHLY FEATURES
    • News and Gossip
    • Found Money
    • Radio Begins to Perk
      by Jack Cluett
    • Quiz Fizzles
    • How To Be A Girl(Teen Age)
      by Susan Bennett Holmes
    • Neighbors
    • Oh, Horrors!(movies)
      by Rudolph Elie
    • Small World
      by James Reid Parker
    • A Child's Garden of Relatives
      by Seymour Barnard
    • The How To Section

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
January 1953: Volume 16, Issue #4
Page Count: 96
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • ARTICLES AND FICTION
    • Thirty-Third President of the United States
    • Detach Your Own Darn Stubs
      by Robert M. Yoder
    • The Impossible(story)
      by Isabel Langis
    • 1953 Calendar to Cut Out for Desk or Wall
    • Captivating Stranger(story)
      by Rebecca Shallit
    • Winter Driving
      by Carolyn Wilkinson
    • The Communists Want You!
      by John Edgar Hoover
    • The True Love(story)
      by Mary Ann Gibbs
    • Virus Infection
      by Cady Hewes
  • NEEDLEWORK
    • Small Beret, Petal Hat(crochet)
    • Cat Design for Chair or Footstool(needlepoint)
    • Baby's Bonnet, Sacque, Carriage Robe(knitting)
    • For Altar Cloth or Household Linens(tatting)
  • HOME WORKSHOP
    • Hang Onto Your Hangers:
      26 Gay and Useful KnickKnacks to Make From Wire Coat Hangers
  • FASHION
    • Smart Togs for Action
      Casual Clothes from 2 Woman's Day Patterns
      designed by Elizabeth Phelps
  • FOOD
    • Good Dinners for Cold Winter Days
    • A New Meatloaf
    • Dinner for Company
    • Saturday-Night Special
    • Roast Pork for Sunday Dishes
    • Nabisco Ice Box Cookie Cake
    • French's Gourmet Sauce for Cold Meats
    • French's Ham and Potato Salad
    • Swan's Down Sugarplum Spice Cake
    • Chocolate Drops(cookies)
    • Peach Pan Pie
    • Peach Crisp
    • HERRING(found money):
      • Herring-and-Potato Bake
      • Pickled Herring
      • Herring in Sour Cream
      • Herring-and-cabbage Salad
      • Chopped-Herring Appetizer
      • Baked Herring-and-Potato Salad
    • Peanut Butter Bars(Beet Sugar Kitchen)
    • APPLE Recipes:
      • Apple-Curry Soup
      • Supperburgers
      • Apple-Cheese Toasties
      • Apple-Macaroni Casserole
      • Apple-Date Dessert
      • Apple Relish
      • Quick Applesauce Pudding
      • Lamb-and-Apple Casserole
  • MONTHLY FEATURES
    • News and Gossip
    • Soft Soap(radio and television)
      by Jack Cluett
    • Quick Fizzles
    • How To Be A Girl(Teen Age)
      by Susan Bennett Holmes
    • Neighbors
    • Small World
      by James Reid Parker
    • A Child's Garden of Relatives
      by Seymour Barnard
    • The How To Section

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