Sewing was never one of my strong suits. In fact, I can barely sew on a button. If something needs hemming, no problem. No Sew Hem Tape requires no needle and thread at all! And if a button pops off, a safety pin will usually take its place. It seems that somehow I have managed most of my life to have rarely sewed anything at all.
My daughter, on the other hand, has taken a liking to sewing. So, the timing to inherit my great grandmother's old Singer sewing machine from my Uncle John could not have been more perfect. And even though this beautiful piece of machinery is more than 50 years old, it still works like any other ordinary sewing machine (of course it's without all the bells and whistles of today's machines).
Nature Girl knew exactly what to do to get started. "We need to plug it in, Mom", she informed.
"Oh (long pause)...you have to plug it in?", I inquired. This was going to be a daunting task, I thought.
Thank goodness an instruction booklet was included with the machine. And with the help of GJ (Grandma Jan), Nature Girl was up and running in no time at all. She was stitching away like a professional seamstress.
I was impressed. And I hope my Great Gram is looking down with a big smile knowing her sewing machine is in good hands.