I have had a love affair for the past 35 years! It just spoke to me right down to the core of my soul. Maybe because it's been a part of my life since I was a very young girl. Then tragedy struck and I thought it was lost...Forever!
What could I be talking about? This...
A sweet tiny Singer Sewing Machine! You see, I have been sewing since I was 8 years old. My Mother said, "Make your own clothes or go naked!" She meant it. The history of this machine is that my ex-Mother-In-Law owned it. She didn't sew, but loved antiques and taught me all about how to appreciate antiques and their history. She knew that I loved this baby...
When I first laid eyes on it, she was quite different. She looked a lot like this...
Sadly, last year, right before Christmas my ex In-Laws house burnt to the ground. And I thought that along with the home was my dream to own this lovely.
My 29 year old son (30 in a week) came to visit me and brought a gift...
He said that he waded through the hot spots after the house burnt and found this just for me. I was so surprised and taken with a cross between sadness and joy. Joy to finally have her to call as my own and the thoughtfulness of my boy. Sadness, because it was burnt and that just this past July, my ex Mother-In-Law passed away.
Now she is as polished as she can get with a deep history that only I can tell. You see, my hubby asked me what I wanted today for my birthday. I said all I wanted was this burnt girl cleaned up as much as he could. I think he did a great job.
I will treasure her and her special history.
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