Yes, I like sewing very much, Karen, and it relaxes me except when
something doesn't fit or have the exact hemline it should!
When I was young, I had a hobby of collecting old Singer sewing machines and restoring them. I have six in my home now and each of them has that beautiful Singer stitch. (I use the Swiss-made Bernina
equipment now and like that, too.) Needless to say, I had to have a
sewing room to accommodate at least four that I keep in this room
with my computer. The old leather belts are still manufactured because many people prefer to use the treadle! Would you believe it?
I had a seamstress tell me one time that she could make anything she wanted on an old Singer Sewing Machine with the proper attachments. I wish I had that kind of talent. I just make a few things for myself and grandchildren when they were tiny and did a little sewing for small children for a church bazaar. The new serger machines make producing work soo-oo-o-much easier and neater as well as faster. Good material helps, too.
Your machine may have some real antique value. Have you ever
had it appraised? I can imagine that the wood is beautiful.
I remember when we were talking about
knitting (heaven forbid) you mentioned that you had an interest in crocheting and did a lot of that.
The things you described were really creative; I know you enjoyed that, and I wish I had that talent. Now and then I still pick up a crochet book on the mittens and hope one day to make a stab at it. It's all just a lot of fun for me.
Someone I knew in Virginia had a connection with a woman who worked in a vinyl factory in the western part of the state; she made pocketbooks from pieces of left-over vinyl which she was given by the mill owners. She did some really colorful and also tasteful work. Everybody in Richmond who knew my acquaintance was buying her pocketbooks!
Hope you have a great Easter, too. It'll be warm and clear here, I think, for the children's Easter Egg hunt.
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