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Today is National Sewing Machine Day. Well sort of! It seems that July13 is also celebrated as National Sewing Machine Day. Which ever day you choose, it's a day to remember the invention and patent of the sewing machine.
In the very early years of my parent's life together, my dad entered a drawing for a sewing machine and won. My mother had no experience sewing but quickly learned and began making clothes for me and my two sisters. I learned how to sew on that same sewing machine.
The first year Michael and I were married, we bought a used Singer. I loved that machine and made most of my clothes. Michael even learned how to use it and made himself a shirt! A few years later, I got a new Singer and I was in love! It was at this time that I began sewing for my daughter. What fun it was to make clothes for a little girly girl! She loved twirly dresses and picking out patterns and fabric.
I wore out that machine and the next one was a Viking. My first computerized sewing machine! It made sewing a joy again. Erin was in high school and I made many of her Prom and other school dance dresses. I even got back into quilting because of that machine. A few short years later, I traded it for my current Viking. It was a special deal and I got one with more bells and whistles than I'll ever use but it is also an embroidery machine and that's why I wanted it.
Have a fantastic Friday!!!
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