Living in the same house for 23 years, a person can accumulate a lot of stuff. I’ve been sewing for over 20 years and have managed to fill my cupboards, drawers, and closets with a large collection of sewing supplies. In looking at the overwhelming amount of stashed fabric, books, and sewing paraphernalia, I believe this is a borderline addiction issue for me. And… although I have done a pretty good job at hiding my habit behind closed doors, I have decided it is time for me to start to de-stash and clean out.
This is still my plan, but embarrassed to say that on day one I have already been distracted!!!
The story is that 14 years ago, I mentioned to my mother-in-law that I would love to have one of those cute old-timey featherweight sewing machines. And… tadaa.. the next thing I knew she had found one as a gift and generously and thoughtfully sent it to me from Colorado! I was so excited and remember opening up the box, and taking it out and plugging it in the wall. Yep, the light worked! And, that is where it ended! I unplugged that baby, and put it back in the box, and on a shelf to save for another day. I was nervous about using it. I had some idea that it needed to be oiled and although I had a book to tell me how-I never pursued it any further. So up on the shelf-my featherweight has lived for 14 years. Well, I thought I might sell it, so brought it down from a deep corner in my closet… and I still want to sell it, but gosh darn-it! I am going to try and figure it out and take a stitch before I do!!