Monday, January 2, 2017

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

When all those vintage sewing machine parts and manuals became available, I vowed that I would do what I could to preserve them.  I believe that I have accomplished that goal. 

While I am not the steward of these items any longer, I have passed them along to Sew Green Of Ithaca, NY.  Wendy and her husband, Don, came over on Friday and loaded up the UHAUL with the parts and many machines.

I don't think Steven was grieving when he said. "Oh we no longer have over 200 sewing machines."
Indeed, we could have close to 100.  I just haven't counted, yet. I know that there are at least 15 in the museum and four others around the corner in the dining room.  I'll bet there are 8 or 10 in the sewing loft and who knows how many left in the shop?  If I cared, I would count.

BEFORE

AFTER DON EMPTIED IT

 Efficiency ruled.  In less than three hours the truck was loaded and they were on their way.

I was not, nor am I now, sad at all.  I would say I am rejoicing, which is appropriate, maybe for the season.

WRT the political water marks; this is my blog and  I am exercising my First Amendment Rights. No like?  Tough Shit.

13 comments:

  1. What an amazing transformation! I know Sew Green will steward these. There is a new Sew Green in Rochester that also seems like they are doing a great job. I am glad that you kept some. I wish I could help out at Sew Green, but the distance is too great. Hope you are feeling well and sewing away. The holidays derailed me especially since my son and his wife got the flu and we had the munchkins, 6 and 4, for an extended stay. Not complaining, but put a halt to the quilts.

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  2. Ditto, like a lot! Depression is my downfall and your resist message is inspiring. Going to start reading Kos again and think about how to make a difference. Hope all is well for you.

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    1. Can't give in. Must not give in. We can feel it, but let's not let it defeat us. There is too much at stake. The environment, the safety net, equality, our Republic.

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    2. Love your blog, love your watermarks, love your spirit! That's why I tune in!

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  3. I bet it feels good to have a clean slate, and get to de-clutter. That is my goal this year too. You and I differ a little politically, but I still love reading your blog. Even though I might not agree 100% with some of your watermarks I love how original they are and how much spunk you have!! That is one of the great things left in our country, that we can say our opinions freely. I am glad you are still blogging even though you are not restoring as many machines. You have interesting things to say. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Lesley. I have a fondness for NE now as I have family out there in the Plains.

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  4. Oh, safe travels friends! Everyone, be healthy! (we've been down with flu)

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  5. While you didn't save every machine that came your way, you saved a bunch and helped many of us do the same..you will be on my mind and in my heart as your journey continues. Keep the faith, baby!

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    1. Thank you Sue. It is quite the trip!

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  6. I had to go read about Sew Green, what a great resource. I'd be relieved to have all that gone to them also, especially since it didn't take you years trying to do it 1 machine at at time. I'm rethinking why I thought I feel the need to keep so many vintage straight stitch machines, have no GOOD answer, but am not ready to thin the herd. Yet.

    As you say, your blog, your views, your watermarks. I keep hoping that with all the changing positions the OD has had over the years that maybe, just maybe, he can see perhaps a bit of moderation would be good. Yeah, if I'm going to dream, I'm going to dream big. There's been much made about sore losers, but I'm wondering where the gracious winners are.

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