Here he is "buying" lunch for us at a cub scout pinewood derby. He's so proud of the things that he does -- as are we!
My mom (1932 - 2012) was a great mom. Happy Mother's Day to her. I had one of her old sewing machines in its box for quite a while in the basement. She called it The DressMaker. I'm not sure why. My mom was the 4H sewing advisor back in the day (before I learned how to sew.)
She had perfect seams. She mostly made clothes (back when smocks and stretch pants were popular for me, her chubby daughter.) I wore a lot of smocks...
By the model, I'm thinking this machine is from 1963-65. I'll probably just remember 1965... that's the year I was born. If you have more info on that, please let me know. I used this chart.
It's in great condition. The belt looks like new. There's a piece of tape on the power cord. I'm thinking it is cracked, but I did not investigate further.
Here's the piece of knit fabric that she used to wrap the foot pedal. She made me a blazer out of it to match my stretch pants. I wore this blazer when I was in horse shows. It was sewn beautifully.
Happy Mother's Day.