The time came this week to say goodbye to my old sewing machine. I was surprised after I listed it on Freecycle that I actually felt an emotional attachment to a sewing machine. I shouldn't have been surprised by the sentiments. I have been hanging on to the machine without using it for about 4 years since I got my new machine.
Anyway, off it has gone to a new home where I hope it can be enjoyed or at least used. It was a great machine. It is strong and heavy together we had a dolls clothes business back when I was at university, we made my daughter's christening gowns, lots of dresses and bags and quilt blocks. It wasn't always a rosy relationship. The machine would stop zig zagging, it wouldn't make button holes anymore and would often jam mid- seam.
I have been missing for a while whilst we made a big decision. My girls are going to start going to school. They both want to be in a school environment and for us home schooling was never a rejection of regular school. So with feelings of great excitement for Grace and Hope and mixed emotions for me, they start on Monday morning.