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A Wonderful Friend’s Wonderful Old Friend

This is David’s Ma’s 1968 solid metal White Selec-Tronic 970 sewing machine that has become my button sewing machine at the company sewing room.  Funny how when Ma was feeling better she would gather clothes that needed altering, carefully try on and mark and pin and then pile them on top of the machine.  She seemed to have full intent of doing the work but never got around to actually taking a single stitch.  She said the machine wasn’t working right, something about the bobbin.  After she went into the rest home and I received the machine and cleaned it I found that  it works just fine.  I think she knew theoretically how to do the alterations but the mechanics of the machine were just more than she could process at the time.  I wish I had taken the time to do at least one of the alterations for her, if she would have let me.

I love having it now though, with it’s cabinet and foot pedal that can be used at the knee level.  How practical.


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

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