Wednesday, April 12, 2006

April 1930s . . . Your Stitchery Friend

My Dear Stitchery Friends,

First, I need to thank my fabulous friends, Karen & Tammy, for breaking trail here in posting-world and allowing me the familiarity to get started. I most likely won't post that often because of time and all that goes on in my e-bay sewing land. But, this is my start. I'm actually kind of excited to have a "first post". And, for this debut, I thought I'd make it easy and copy and paste my e-bay page.

So, here goes . . .

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I am so glad you have clicked over to read further "About Me" and to know a little bit about who I am and what I represent as your Singer Collectibles Shoppe ~ April1930s.

Honestly, I like to still consider myself fairly young. I am happily married to the sweetest husband of 10 years with two of the most adorable children ever! Of course I'm partial ~ I'm their mama! Our children (son, age 6, and daughter, age 2), bring much joy to our hearts and we are completely blessed. I thank the Lord for their darlingness everyday, but I still ask sometimes if my children could just "stay little for mama".

Several years ago I took sewing lessons from quite the accomplished seamstress. She had a degree in tailoring, and I will be forever grateful for her tutelage. She taught me much about detail and that there is truly an art to every aspect of sewing. Add that to my artistic background and perfectionist tendencies and you will know that I, too, have taken to sewing with complete and meticulous care. I am constantly striving to learn more information and new skills.

With all of that said I will now tell you about my passionate interests. If it's old, antique, or vintage - I love it... not only do I love the item itself, but I also love the history or sentiments behind it. In my quest for antiques I've learned that quality today is nothing like it was in bygone days. Things were actually made to last back then. I am always thrilled when I can find a vintage item and make use for it practically. {If you were to come to my house you would find that it is like walking into the 1930s and 1940s! Why buy new when you can use vintage and be unique?!} This holds true to most things, actually. . . and most definitely includes Singer Sewing Machines. We all know Singer is not the same today as it was 40 years ago and longer.

Let me quote an old Singer booklet for you . . .

"Over a hundred years have passed since our great-great-grandmother's welcomed the first SINGER Sewing Machine....from its primitive beginnings, model followed model, each adding refinements and mechanical improvements. The tradition of engineering skill, finish and design is just as proudly upheld today as at any time throughout the long history of SINGER. Every sewing machine bearing the name SINGER is built to the highest standard of mechanical perfection, and is backed by unrivalled service."

It is this statement that I still want to represent along with the vintage darlingness of yesteryear. I have often said I was born in the wrong generation. I do all of my sewing on my Featherweight. I just love "Tootie" to pieces! There are times I could just hug my little 221 and 222K.

I've even bought a Featherweight 221 for my daughter. Yes, I know, she's only two. But, let me tell you - she most definitely knows and even calls it her "sewing". She adores showing it when friends come calling, because it's "just like mommy". Remember the pink Featherweight I had awhile back? It was all she could do to not touch it - she would just sit and stare at it and sometimes point for my acknowledgement of her comment - "pink sewing!" She is such a good little girl.

I can only hope to pass on my passion for sewing and preservation of time and history, whether it be to my daughter, great-granddaughter, great-great granddaughter, or to you, my very dear Stitchery Friends.

Oh! I also want you to know about (if you haven't already) my very dear e-bay competitor & friend, Julia (e-bay a.k.a. MyTwoThreads). She and her mother are fabulous Singer seamstresses with second-to-none qualifications . . . and dear to my heart because Julia is a vintage enthusiast, too!!! We have a lot of fun with this friendly competition. I know you'll adore her personality as much as I have.

I want to express my sincere gratitude for all of my past, present, repeat and future e-bay buyers. Feel free to e-mail me anytime with questions or just to tell me about your sewing history. I honestly love hearing from you on that regard.

Your Stitchery Friend,


P.S. I'm always looking for the rare and unique Singer Sewing item to present to my buyers each week. Do you have what I'm looking for? I'd be happy to sell it for you - e-mail me directly!


tam said...

darling pril...just darling...welcome to post-0-sphere!!!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Love your blog!! I subscribed already!

I often tell people that I only have one vice--buying and collecting fabric. I love it! And I love all things vintage, so the imges on your blog delighted me! And I'm a quilter. YOu can see some of my quilts on my blog by doing a search of my blog with quilt in the search line.

Have fun blogging! I hope we'll become blogging friends.