I may be a little late with this, being in a different time zone, but today is National Sewing Machine Day.
The lovely Pat, who is a member of the FootFreestyle team, brought this to my attention, and I thought it was a timely reminder to show our faithful companions a bit of love. A bit of a dusting, perhaps, or a new needle, or if you’re feeling ambitious, how about an oiling and clean all the fluff and lint out of the shuttle race?
How about digging out all those accessories that came with it, which you’ve never used, don’t know how to use, or don’t know what to use for? How about trying some of the fancy stitches, putting in a zipper or making one of those schmantzy buttonholes with the round end? Have you ever sewn on a button with your sewing machine? Do you only quilt straight lines or send quilts out for quilting and have never dropped the feed dogs (or covered them over) and tried FMQ with the darning foot?
These babies work long, long hours with us creating the ‘works of the heart’ we call quilts. They come in for a fair bit of abuse when stitches are wonky, wobbly, bubbly and ragged, but they never go on holiday, get much TLC or are truly appreciated for the marvels they achieve. So let’s hear it for the sewing machine!
Thank you, Janome DC3018, I couldn’t have done it without you…