Friday, January 7, 2011

On My Sewing Table This Morning....Sewing Machine Stories



This is Singer and her newly adopted big Brother. They have been getting to know each other all week, enjoying a vacation of sorts. Soon they will be getting down to business as Singer shows big Brother the ropes. I have a feeling big Brother will teach Singer a thing or two along the way. Isn't that what big Brothers do?

Big Brother can do some fancy things, but Singer will always be the workhorse of the sewing room. She needs to go away to the machine repair shop for some adjustments, but she will be back.

Singer has a history of her own, starting out in a classroom full of teenage girls and more recently being used for free motion quilting, something no one thought she would ever be able to do.

Big Brother has already made a name for himself, as the UPS truck that brought him ran over the water meter which caused a major flood of waterin his new yard and the adjacent highway and cost us a plumber's service. Big Brother hopes to make lots of quilts, pocketbooks, clothespin bags and table runners using fancy decorative stitches and some day be the star in more sewing machine stories of his own.

10 comments:

Rita said...

Debbie
How nice to have a new machine to do the extra fun stitching the work horse won't. Great to keep your work horse your tried and true friend. :) You are going to have the best time using both and I cannot wait to see the new items you make. Have a good day!

Mary Ann said...

This was cute! My first sewing machine was a Brother and lasted for years! I bought it when I was 16 using money I'd saved from selling crafts one holiday season.

Enjoy your two machines!

Denise said...

Congratulations on your new addition!

Pen Pen said...

You lucky girl!! Are you finding it difficult switching over to a new machine? I don't know how I would feel to have all those fancy possibilities in front of me, but I sure would like to try. Too bad you had the water leak... what a mess!! But I'm sure big brother will make it up to you. :o)

Rhonda said...

Interesting - I hope you enjoy them both!

Auntie M said...

How did I miss the acquisition of the Brother machine? Is this a gift, new purchase or what? You will surely love it.

Sorry about the water meter issue.
Did UPS pay?

Auntie M

Granny said...

What a cute post. I can't wait to see all the cute things you make with your new machine.

Joyful said...

This is a cute story. I'm sure big brother will fit in very nicely.

ancient one said...

Sorry about the water meter.. bad start ... good ending... I'm thinking Brother might become your favorite! Cute story!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How fun . A new machine. I am still learning the new one I got 2 years ago. I loved your story. Have a turtle week end sewing.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

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