A very good and reliable friend passed away yesterday. Maybe it was age, maybe just too weary to go on, maybe I worked her too hard for too long and didn't take quite enough care.... whatever, my trusted workhorse that was my sewing machine has died.
I made one new cushion for my sofa and had some difficulty with stitching and zigzag but despite a clean and the usual tinkering, it seems that this time it is over.
I have had her for 26 years. I received her new for my 21st birthday and since then she has sewn innumerable clothes, curtains, toys, cushions and the list goes on...
I made my wedding and bridesmaids dresses on her when I got married.
She has travelled to so many different places as I moved from rented place to rented place until I bought my first home. She made all the curtains and soft furnishings for that home as well as the first home my husband and I bought and have had our children in..
So many things, so many memories.
Where do I start looking for another sewing machine I can trust as I trusted her?
Thank you my Janome, for all your hard work and pleasure.
Where do I start looking now.......... :(