Last week, I finally replaced my sewing machine that was lost in the fire. The firemen actually through it out a window thinking they might save it. I found almost the exact sewing machine on Craig’s List. The person I bought it from picked it up at an estate sale. The original owner bought it in 1980 at a small sewing shop in Minneapolis. The manual is loaded with her notes and scraps of fabric when she was learning all the stitches and features of this amazing machine. I feel like I am carrying on her legacy now. The machine is in excellent condition and hums along beautifully as I sew. This machine is a few years newer than my original but still a model where nothing is computerized (which is what I wanted). Meet Bernie:
First sewing on the machine was some baby blankets.
I am teaching Ellery to sew!