Thursday, January 17, 2008
Welcome to Quaint and Quirky!
One of my New Year's Resolutions was to begin and maintain a blog of my musings.... an Internet scrapbook!
This is a photograph of one of my wedding presents - my great grandmother's sewing machine.
Beatrice raised 17 children during the Depression, the youngest being my grandfather. She never learned to read or write in English (She was a born and bred French Canadian). Her legacy was her family (and it is quite the legacy - come to our massive family reunions!).
My grandparents hired my uncle to lovingly refinish her sewing machine for me. Sadly, I have not found a belt to fit it yet, but she sits waiting to be used once more, to patiently stitch, to be restored to mechanical glory.
She needs a name.... any suggestions?
(My dress form is named Josephine, so I think it should coordinate!)