This last weekend marked the fourth wedding I attended in six weeks.
First, we had my cousin on August 31st:
Then my boyfriend's cousin on September 8th:
This last wedding involved a long weekend in Wisconsin (my home state). My parents, brothers, an aunt visiting from England, our assorted partners and I all stayed in a gorgeous house on Green Lake in Wisconsin. It was awesome.
Having taken in my sewing machine for a tune-up and learning it would take over a week for the shop to get to it, I was thinking about my need for a back-up machine. Plan A has been to upgrade to a bigger Janome and use my current machine (which you can see here) as a back-up. However, I don't think that's going to happen in the near future, so I was thinking about going with Plan B: snatching up another small machine for the time being. Maybe something used.
Well, on our way to Green Lake, we stopped at my aunt and uncle's house and I was showing my boyfriend the art and furniture that they had inherited from Grandma--many of the pieces are the counterparts to things I inherited and all are infused with spirit and memories. And then it occurred to me; Grandma had a sewing machine and it might by laying about unused.
Now, I didn't know what this machine looked like or how well it worked, but I knew she had one, because she made quilts with it in her later years (more on that here and here). I asked my uncle about its whereabouts and he said that it was in the storage unit and he'd bring it to the wedding in a couple of days.
Imagine my surprise to discover that this was my grandma's machine!
I'm researching it now...trying to sort out how to clean it and thread it so that I can get to sewing!
So far the serial number reveals that it was made in 1948, so I suspect this was a wedding present! I honestly thought my grandma had some worn-down 1980s plastic monstrosity. Can't wait to get going on this thing!