Friday, January 9, 2009

So sad to let you go

It all started way back in 2002. My husband and I had just moved in together and I was pregnant with our first son. I had some kind of sewing project going on and because I repeatedly destroyed my mom's sewing machine, I found myself without one again. Money was tight so I wasn't able to go out and buy one. Fortunately, I was able to borrow a machine from the parents of my good friend Sharon. They were loyal Petals customers so they were more than happy to help the cause.

When I got the sewing machine home he was tough and strong. He was the best machine I had ever had the pleasure of using. Weeks went by and my my project was completed and it was time for me to return the sewing machine. My friend's mom came into my work to do some shopping and gave me some good news. She and her husband had decided they wanted to give me the sewing machine (he was the sewer of the family). I was so touched and so thankful for the gift I just started crying. I hugged her and thanked her. To this day that is still one of the sweetest most appreciated things anyone has ever done for me.

I have had many good years with this sewing machine and made so many beautiful things but all good things must come to an end. My beautiful sewing machine has met his end. A couple months ago the poor little guy stopped working. I feared the worst because I knew it was a problem with the motor. Instead of taking him into the shop I decided to put off the bad news and instead borrowed my mom's sewing machine.

I finally bit the bullet this week and had my husband take my poor sewing machine in to get checked out. The news wasn't horrible but it wasn't good either. He is fixable but it would cost as much as the price of a new sewing machine to do the repair. My husband talked to the repair guy and it was decided that my machine was more of a hobby machine and not really made for sewing thick multiple layers of fabric.

So I have decided that it is time to let my poor sweet sewing machine go. The repair shop is willing to take mine as a trade in so I can get a more professional sewing machine. I am so sad to see him go though. Hopefully the will fix him up real good and he will find a new home with someone that loves him as much as I do.




5 comments:

Jennifer Otero said...

ooooh, goodbye mr sewing machine.
I feel the same about my jewellery making equiptment.

SleightGirl said...

Goodbye sweet sewing machine! At least the Dr. can fix you up a bit and I hope you like your new home.

Beth said...

Oh, that is sad. I hope you like your new one as much!

5erg said...

I hope the next one will serve you well too! :)

Parallax Photo said...

What a great/sad story. Hoping he finds a good new home!