Friday, January 04, 2008

Size of Needles

Size of Needles
Originally uploaded by jhhymas
My son loves old technology, and things made of metal, rather than plastic and circuitry. So do I. He rescued this fine old sewing machine at a garage sale, then used a burnishing tool to polish this plate mounted on it.. I used to sew all my clothes and those of my children. It saved a lot of money. The way things are now, it is cheaper to buy the clothes already made. But I felt like I owned, and valued more, clothes I made myself. I used the number eleven needle, right in the middle. I took a great deal of pride in being able to cut children's clothes out from leftover yardage, or slightly used clothing. I still have a lot of thread and yardage, and several small boxes of buttons that I will most probably never use. But I have given away the polyester yarn from mu unsuccessful 70's attempt to crochet an afghan. . .

1 comment:

  1. My mom has sewn us clothes, too, when I was a child. It was a black Singer machine with golden lining. Very pre-war. As for lunch, I will make ratatouille for the kids. W.