Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Next Generation...

I have been "out" of my sewing closet since before the wedding. I just didn't have the urge to make something....which is SOOOO not like me. Last week, I took a beading class and made the prettiest beaded bead....

This bead is so fun to make that it's like potato chips.....nobody can make just one!!

Then I made this necklace and earrings.....I'm on a roll!! And, YAY, it feels so great!!

I got tired of jewelry....and I decided to sew something. I made a cute sundress, I'll try to get a picture. I was telling my daughter (the newlywed) about it, and she ACTUALLY expressed an interest in sewing. My mind immediately started working. I thought I might buy her a sewing machine. After I got one for my daughter-in-law, she started making things. And, that has been a wonderful way for us to 'bond'.

While I was having all of theses thoughts, I had to fill up my gas tank and it was OVER $75!!!!! Maybe I won't buy her a new machine after all. Then I had a thought. What about my old sewing machine? I thought i had a broken cord, but when I pulled it out, it was PERFECT!

What pretty little sewing machine. That sewing machine and I have gone through so much together. I got it when my daughter was under a year old and she is now 27!! If the machine had been new would be old now. But, it wasn't new was already an antique!

I wanted a machine so bad. But, I couldn't afford one. I came across an ad in the sale paper for a sewing machine for $50. I called the lady (I was so excited!!), she told me all about it. I shared my worries with her over the phone....I didn't have a the time my husband got home and drove me over, surely it would be sold. So, that sweet lady offered to drive over to my house with the machine. Can you believe that? She sat down at my table and showed me how to work it. I was blown away! I still can't believe anyone would go out of their way like that!

I became such an expert on using this machine. I even had an old copy of the manual. Everything I needed to know was in there. Just today, I oiled the whole machine, and all I had to do was follow the directions. Waaay cool.

I made pillows for my house, tried to make clothes to wear. I even made a princess dress for my daughter...."Mommy, this is the dress I been dreaming" is what she said. I fixed things and created things. All on this one little, adorable sewing machine.

I never really thought about one day looking back on a machine and feeling such sweet memories associated with it.

It has all the parts, and I even found an old school picture of my girl in the case. I think I will leave it there. Maybe it was a clue that it would one day be on it's way over to her house. What do you think?

I never did use the buttonholer. Maybe she will figure it out. I have enough trouble with the one on my current machine!!

So, it's goodbye to my little "Featherweight". I can't wait to see what she creates with it. I wouldn't dream of parting with it for anyone else.

1 comment:

  1. What a lucky girl. I had to purchase mine off of Ebay.

    They can get quit expensive. I paid $329-
    You can find them for even more. Mine works great.
    I'll have to get it out and sew on it.
    Every time I mention it to someone, they say if you ever want to sell yours, consider me.

    What a great thing to share with her.



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