Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Melancholy Start to a New Year
Leslie, a hair and makeup artist, borrows her mom's machine when she wants to sew. Well, no longer. My Husqvarna 500 is one that I bought in the 1980's - I chose it for the needle up/needle down feature as well as the cool sound it makes when it's turned on. It has been my workhorse and go-to machine until 6 years ago, when I upgraded to Husqvarnas with bigger harp spaces. And my old faithful 500 has been my traveling machine for retreats and workshops - now I will be traveling with my only mechanical machine, which is fabulous for purse straps and boy scout badges. All these machines have interchangeable feet and accessories. I spent time yesterday making sure that Leslie's machine has a set of all the necessary feet - standard, 1/4", zipper, teflon. I am also including a walking foot and the guides. I'm sad to see this machine go, but I am thrilled that Leslie has maintained her interest in sewing and cannot wait to see what she does. (This Husqvarna comes with tech support, too, through my Facebook page and cell number!) My mom let me take her sewing machine to college with me. And she gifted me with that Singer Featherweight, one of her wedding presents in 1948, when I had my first apartment. I'm proud to carry on this tradition with Leslie.