Lost in what she is doing, this woman reminds me of the way most people feel when they are working on a project and it has their complete attention. Easy to get lost in the task and lose all track of time.
Here is a woman at her sewing machine. It appears that she is seated there a lot making clothing for her family and pretty quilts for them also. Note she is wearing an apron. I would guess these pictures are from the 30's or 40's.
Another quilter with a gorgeous quilt on the frame diligently quilting. Did she just start? Or is she about finished. I love the fans in the quilt. Note to the left of the woman the little baby stroller. That is the kind I had for my babies. Also, the ironing board has the familiar scorched, stained cover which needs to be changed. And you can betcha the iron was a heavyweight, too, with a cloth cord. Back in the day, when something went wrong with a small appliance such as iron, we had them fixed. Now they go out in the trash - or maybe recycle.