Buy props used in MaryJane’s books and magazine!
All proceeds (minus shipping and packing) will benefit www.firstbook.org, a non-profit that provides new books to children from low-income families throughout the U.S. and Canada.
MaryJane will post a photo of the prop and its cost here along with a few details as to its condition. The first person to call the farm and talk with Brian, 208-882-6819, becomes the new owner of a little bit of herstory. Shipping will be either USPS or UPS, our choice. No returns.
Such a beautiful old sewing machine and table.
Didn’t you post this lovely and evocative photo a while back? I’m pretty sure as I wrote whole little post about my wonderful antique Singer sewing machine that I scrimped and saved for when I was 14. It was even vintage then.
I asked Karina late on Friday to get a “sewing type” photo ready because I had an early Monday morning post prepared on mending. When I saw it last night, I thought, hmmmm, I think we’ve run this one. With your memory (that’s as strong as a steel trap), it doesn’t look like we can get away with any repurposing of photos!:)
Today’s post surely makes you think..how much we really need and how much we can repurpose….within our family the grandkids still get “hand me downs” as kids grow faster then they wear out their clothes…I have a beautiful, old, 1935 singer sewing machine..in a cherry wood cabinet..my grandmothers first electric sewing machine…my dad rewired it, and my mom refinished the cabinet for me when my oldest daughter was born, 36 years ago…and I have been sewing on it since..Christmas dresses for my girls when they were little…halloween costumes..mending..now crafting with vintage linens…it just makes me smile thinking of my grandmother who was a school teacher and a seamstress for others…she taught me to sew..and I would spend hours in her sewing room..we spent one summer sewing me an entire school wardrobe for the next year…and, when those clothes wore out my mom made them into..you guessed it..a quilt for my bed… my mom used to say “a stitch in time…saves nine” the old saying…now, I have a little craft business and I call it “a stitch in thyme” (because I am a gardener!)thanks, Mary Jane for such a nice post!
Love the older sewing machines, the stories they can tell. I have just inherited my hubby’s Grandmothers industial sewing machine. Grandma Stoff worked at the St. Louis Sewing Company in St. Louis Missouri in the early 1900’s, when she retired after many years of service they gifted her with her machine she worked on for all those years. It is a true treasure! It still works, we pick it up in May from my BIL who lives in Illinois who is storing it for us until winter is over. I can not wait to get it, set it up in my sewing/craft room and make my first farmgirl apron.