Monday, July 15, 2013

Hands upon Hands

My Grandmother's machine

Old hands upon little hands
Brand new sewing machine
All the parts to remember!
Feeder.  Presser Foot.  Fly wheel….
First a straight line on paper,
Another,
Another…
Then red thread on fabric.
Awe at the top and the bottom.
My mother's machine

Great-great-grandma hands,
Great grandma hands,
Grandma hands,
Mommy hands,
Janome Magnolia 7330 Sewing Machine w/ FREE BONUS & 5 Yr Ext Wnty
Source..my machine
And now
Daughter hands.
A stitch in time

Continues. 
Daughter's machine

14 comments:

  1. My gran had a treadle sewing machine. She made all her aprons on it. Now the machines are little computers.

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    1. Little computers, indeed. They are amazing.

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  2. haha hello kitty will make things pretty

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    1. The Hello Kitty is quite the machine!

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  3. Oooh, you know I love all things sewing. I love your mom's Singer. Classy machines, those old Singers.

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    1. Mom's Featherweight machine was amazing. If you can find a working one, have it serviced--it still is a great machine.

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    2. I am looking to upgrade from a mechanical to an electromic model. Heard good things about the Singer Quantum Stlist 9960. Great reviews and. There's one new in box locally , Craigslist, fir 300

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  4. I inherited a similar sewing machine from my mom who inherited from her mother. My mom sewed quite a bit and that old sewing machine was used often. I gave it to my daughter who wanted it for sentimental reasons.however, it still works. . Very old, but still useful. BTW, I have a brand new one that sits in my basement unused.

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    1. Unused? Noooo! Teach your gr-daughters to sew, or something. They will always remember that time with you!

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  5. This so reminds me of when my grandmother first showed me how to use the sewing machine... :-)

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    1. My mother's first machine was a Singer treadle machine, but it broke. So she bought a Featherweight, and sewing was much easier! I still remember the treadle and its sound:)

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  6. Your Grandma's machine looks exactly like the one my mum had. She'd sew school tunics for the local kids and dresses for their mums, I complained one day that she never made anything for me, completely forgetting all the family photos that showed my sister and me in matching dresses made by mum. My complaint earned me a lovely soft wool winter dress in a burnt orange shade with cream lace trim.

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    1. What a sweet memory! I hope you have found photos of you in the special dress she made for you!

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  7. I wrote a post a long time ago about my sewing machine that I inherited from my grandmother. It was the one she taught me to sew on, and I still haven't been able to open the box and look at (it was mailed to me years after she passed). She taught me to sew on it, just one of many, many things we did together. And her machine looked exactly like your mother's. :)

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