Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Grandmother's Sewing Machine

A baby blanket made by my grandmother in 2003...

To be entrusted with my grandmother's sewing machine is both humbling and motivating. Caring for others was one of her defining characteristics. The blanket in the photos is probably one of the last things she was able to stitch on this machine. In recent years, physical limitations have made it too hard to keep sewing for others. Thankfully, her prayers continue. And with every stitch, I hope to continue her legacy of kindness and love in some small way.

According to the owner's manual, my grandparents bought this machine in 1966.

The first project I plan to tackle is making some baby mitts. I'm not sure how photo-worthy the results will be, but I intend to reveal them next week. I hope they turn out!

Today I'm linking up at Try New Adventures Thursday.


Alicia said...

Oh, how sweet. I love owning meaningful yet useful things. I look forward to passing things on to my daughter (if I have one, God willing).

Greg said...

The baby blanket was so lovely
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