Whenever you begin thinking about a
it can seem scary and overwhelming.
It can also be fun,
maybe a bit intimidating,
It was 15 years ago
that I had the opportunity to
develop a new friendship and yet,
I let apprehension and excuses
get in the way.
But this week I started to rekindle
You probably thought I was referring to
No, I'm actually referring to
my featherweight Singer sewing machine
that has been sadly lingering in its case
tucked safely on the shelf
all this time.
This 11 pound machine made me
apprehensive, uneasy and I was afraid
somehow I'd break it.
This week I started rebonding with
this incredible little machine.
I was able to take a class on
Featherweight care and maintenance.
It gave me the reassurance
that I could handle this little guy.
I know all the hidden oil holes,
where and when to grease,
basically, how to keep it happily humming along.
Using the serial number on the bottom,
this sweet machine was made in May, 1938.
It's in incredible shape for an 80 year old!
(I should be as lucky.)
The stitch is perfect,
the motor hums with
some freshly applied grease,
and I feel confident that
it's the beginning of a beautiful
long term friendship.
My only regret
is I waited so long
to enjoy bonding with this
super cute machine.
Word of advice:
Don't let excuses keep you
from enjoying a special relationship,
both with individuals or
an 11 pound machine.
Until Next Time-