On Thursdays Jill has begun to come out to the house alone, no child or husband in tow, to learn to sew. Dave's mom gave her the sewing machine that her great grandmother had just bought before she passed away in 1973. It is amazing! This machine is thirty four years old and sews beautifully. In fact it runs better than mine which I have to admit is 26 years old. Her great grandmother wrote inside the manual that the first time sewn on was 1973 and Dave said she died some time shortly after that....perhaps in 1974. Delpha never sewed and said it had only been used a couple of time over the years.
Here is the trusty Sears Kenmore in all its glory. It really is pretty cool that she has her great grandmothers machine.
I love to sew. I just rarely take the time to do it because I always seem to think that there are too many other things I need to be doing. It is just a fun hobby for me so it kind of gets shelved for other things. But since Jill wanted to learn, I am so happy to be forced to take one day a week to get back into this.
This week Jill made a baby receiving blanket. It turned out so cute....all soft and cuddly. She is doing great and we will keep on making fun stuff, especially for that new little baby coming due in the spring.
Here is Jill with her big smile and her first blanket.