Friday 10 March 2023

My Precious

 Today my sewing machines were discharged from their “hospital” and I gladly collected them.   It has been lonely without them and I admit, I was rather worried that my Blue Elna wouldn’t be able to be repaired.   However both are working beautifully.

That Elna has been with me for something like 55 years?   I remember Father persuading me to spend more than I really wanted to and purchase one the same brand as Mother’s was at the time.   It was painful parting with so much of my hard earned holiday-job-money but it was a wise buy.   Mother’s machine eventually stopped working and not long before he died Father bought her a small basic Janome.   I’m so glad I kept that and have a back up.

Recently a friend gave me two lengths of fabric from her mother’s estate and I am going to stitch a blouse with the fine Japanese cotton and attempt a pair of lined trousers from the wool gaberdine.   An pair of  trousers bought many many years ago are being sacrificed for the pattern and I have found a helpful series on YouTube to guide me through.   Not right now though.

My older brother is very unwell and next week I am making the journey north to see him for possibly the last time.  A 9 hour drive will be quite an adventure but I have the satisfaction of knowing that only yesterday my Mazda passed it’s check with flying colours.   I will be taking a bag of embroidery, knitting and some books with me as well as low expectations of how much may be accomplished.  Little Sister will also be there and hopefully we can ease some of the burden for Sister-in-law.  So once again I may be off the radar for some time.   But there may be something of note to record when next I’m back at the blog.


Frugally challenged said...

I know just what you mean with the sewing machines! They become good friends. I wish I still had my Mother’s old Singer hand machne but it went to “Tools with a Mission” so I hope it continues to give sterling service.

Heritage Hall said...

God-speed, Margaret dear. Hold on to hope and enjoy the Family.

Wanda McColl said...

Thinking of you Margaret and sending prayers for you and your family.

Mylene said...

Sending prayers for you and your family. Have a safe travel.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I’m glad to see that you take road safety for your machines seriously!
Sorry to hear about your brother, I am sure he will appreciate being able to spend some time with you both and it will definitely help your sister-in-law too.

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm glad to hear that both your sewing machines and your car are in great shape, but so, so sorry for your family news! Hope you had a safe and uneventful trip.