A little over a week ago I was busy with my sewing machine, adding a bright pink border to the bottom of 5 black bridesmaid dresses. During this process my sewing machine began to behave very strangely. My husband who understands things mechanical was able to make a few adjustments and the machine worked better than it had for some time. I completed the dresses and they looked great on the girls and the wedding was lovely.
Last week I was sewing some aprons and had plans to sew some tote bags to sell at a friends sale. As I sewed madly in order to finish them in time for the sale a very important piece of the inside of my sewing machine broke off. What to do now? I went upstairs and pulled out my old machine with many many miles of sewing in its past. It seemed to be working pretty good for a machine of its advanced age.
I have had this machine since 1979 and couldn't even imagine how much sewing I have done on it.
After work one day last week I came home and began sewing aprons on my old machine. I had almost completed one when I looked up and noticed a sewing machine directly across the table from where I was sitting. The table was a mess with thread, fabric, bobbins, I had not been neat in my sewing machine frustration. I got up and walked to the other side of the table and found this!
A brand new Brother sewing machine.
Picked out and purchased by my husband and waiting for me so that I could get my aprons made. It is a great machine and I am so excited. I have already made 3 aprons on it and it is so quiet and has a perfect stitch. I am off on Friday this week so my husband signed me up for a class so that I can learn about all of the wonderful things I can do with my new machine.
I am off to a good start using this great machine
I am grateful for a thoughtful husband who would take the time to go to a sewing machine shop, talk to the salesperson about what kind of sewing I like to do and buy me a machine that suits my needs perfectly.
I am also grateful that he had the means to do this for me.
Do I go out of my way to do kind things for him?
I think I should ask myself that question more often.
I am so grateful for this blessing and this sewing machine and I will have some fun together, I just know it.
I am linking to Gratitude Wednesday at Heart and Home