I want to sew...
I use to be a good seamstress.
In High School I made a plaid blazer, lined with the
plaid lined up at the seams.
I could not do that now more than a man on the moon!
Oh yes...I still have that blazer!
I have been seeing every ones sewing projects,
a couple of posts on vintage buttons from my friends
here is my Grandmother's button jar.
She and my mother neither one were much for sewing.
Now my Great Grandmother made dolls clothes for my Mom
that I still have and her quilts.
My Mom said she hated to sew but after she retired
she made me pillows, made Heidi dog scarves for every
I had a craft table in my basement where I have
my sewing machine...graduation present circa 1977.
After my Mom died, the craft room was filled with
Rubbermaid tubs of my Mom's things, my toys etc.
Yes, I have my Easy Bake oven in the original box!
She has been gone soon 10 yrs.
I want to sew again!
So I have been purging the basement and found
her sewing things, and material.
I have another sewing machine
My 1919 singer I purchased in 1989.
It is in perfect shape with all the original parts.
It sits in the spare bedroom which was my
Mom's room when she came to visit.
It holds my Grandmother and Great Grandmother's
the jar that holds Grandma's buttons
a box with all the attachments
And a treasured note from the
Antique dealer I bought it off of.
how sweet is that note....
Love the Lincoln connection.
a little shelf above holds the things I found in
Grandma's sewing box
sewing scissors that belonged to my Grandmother and Great Grandmother
ornate needle packs
WWI or WWII?
and ornate thimbles
these are displayed in a shelf made from an old
the thimble is engraved with "Nina" my Great Grandmother
Grandma sewing box
a unfinished project
maybe I should finish this for my Grandma?
I paid that much for it in 1989?
I think Mr. needs to oil up my
1977 Singer for me
The cool weather makes me want to sew with a cup of
hot cinnamon tea and a candle burning in the background.
Wish me luck!