Friday, June 4, 2010
Fiber Arts Friday: My Grandmother's Sewing Machine
This is my Grandmother's sewing machine. It's a beautifully stout Singer that was built in 1951. It still runs amazingly quiet and smooth.
I always wanted to use it as a kid. I remember sitting in front of this machine, in my Grandmother's living room, pretending to make something wonderful.... until someone would ask what I was doing. To which I always replied, "Nothing."
My Grandmother was a very good seamstress. I would watch her make useful things like aprons and dresses. I loved listening to the sound of the machine and watching her fingers move about the fabric.
She used to make the most wonderful Teddy Bears and gave one to me many years ago.
She hand-wrote birth announcements to go with them...