JUN 13th | TODAY IS:

NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY – Although I do own a sewing machine, I would never consider myself a sewer. Home economics in Grades 7 through 9 did certainly teach me some skills but, alas, sewing more than a straight line is not one of them.

I have made my share of flannel pajama bottoms and curtains but when it comes to clothing, I just do not have the patience.  I have the “it’ll be good enough” mentality when sitting at the machine. It truly isn’t good enough in the end and I am ok with that.

My mother, on the other hand, was a fantastic sewer.  She made many of my clothes, including my prom dress.  She also made a dress for my high school commencement … it fit perfectly when I returned home from university.

My mom’s Singer sewing machine is at least 50 years old and is very basic.  I have peeked at a few of my friends’ electronic sewing machines.  I wouldn’t even know where to start! I would be happy if it auto-threaded that darn needle.

Here’s to the sewing machine and all the mad skills of great sewers of the world!

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