Saturday, August 24, 2013
The Sewing Machine
Just sittin in the shop/quilt work area and assembling a queen size quilt. The individual blocks are all assembled, and I'm sewing them into the rows. Kind of a boring step, and my mind some times wanders. Some times when this happens, the blocks get sewed backwards, upside down, or inside out. But other times I can't help but marvel at what my little Singer Featherweight does. My Featherweight is an older model, and I sometimes can't help but think of the original owner using it. Sooner or later I think about a time before the sewing machine was invented. When you stop and think about it, the sewing machine hasn't been around all that long. Think about clothes 220 years ago. Hand made. "Hand made" then meant needle and thread. Fifty years ago I remember asking my grandmother what invention meant the most to her in her life. Without thinking about it she said the sewing machine, the electric sewing machine.