*Once upon a time a little girl named Darlene would spend hours watching her grandmother, Hope sewing away on her Singer treadle sewing machine. She begged her grandmother to teach her to sew. It didn't take much begging on Darlene's part because her grandmother was beyond pleased that Darlene wanted to learn how to sew. She sent Darlene to Anita's Fabric Shop to pick out a simple pattern and fabric to make a pair of shorts and top. Darlene was in Heaven laying out her pattern pieces and beamed with pride when her cute outfit was finished. There were many more cute outfits finished on that treadle. :-)
*Eventually, Darlene's grandmother retired her treadle machine and purchased an electric Sears Kenmore machine but promised Darlene that the Singer would be hers when she passed.
*Sadly her grandmother passed 24 years ago but Darlene's mother would not let her have the machine saying that it was hers (mom's) and would be passed on to Darlene 'someday'. Sigh!
*Recently Darlene's mom decided that the machine was in her way and Darlene could now have it. Screech!!!! The machine was in Texas and Darlene is in Arizona!!! Well, where there's a will there's a way.....Darlene's daughter Kristie and son-in-law Gino brought it to Darlene last week making Darlene a very happy girl. Here she is coming into Darlene's home and she stayed like that for a few days because Darlene was full of emotion. This morning she was finally uncovered, opened up and set up in the entry way of Darlene's home - a place of honor. Darlene was full of anticipation hoping that one day soon she'd do a little sewing in honor of her grandmother, Hope but sadly the machine is in bad shape - she needs some serious TLC. One of Darlene's favorite memories is the flip drawer on the front of the cabinet - how cool is that??? LOL *
In honor of my grandmother - I've named the machine Hope!
Thank you for letting me share my story!!!!
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