I love the idea of Sentimental Sunday. My home is full of precious family treasures. I first saw this link up party on This Blessed Nest and Maine Mummy. I decided to head over to Sit Relax and Read and join in the sentimental sharing.
I lived with my grandparents growing up. My grandmother's mother, Mama Lynn, was extremely talented at crocheting, sewing and embroidery. As a young girl I remember going to Mama Lynn's house so my grandmother could check in on her. I would spend hours playing at her house. My favorite thing to play with was her Singer treadle sewing machine. I was fascinated by the machine.
When I was a very young child I asked Mama Lynn if I could have her sewing machine when she died. She said yes. I ended up getting the sewing machine before she passed away. Her old farmhouse in the country was broken into when she could no longer live at home, and my grandmother brought the machine to our house for safekeeping.
The older I get the more I appreciate what a special treasure this is. I have numerous cousins who would have loved and appreciated the machine as much as I do. I feel very lucky to have been given the machine. I hope that my family knows how much it is loved and cherished.
When I got married and had my own home the machine was moved to my house. It stayed for a long time in our guest bedroom, but when that turned into Ben's nursery it was moved to the living room.
I'm too lazy to go to the attic to dig through boxes, but there are wooden spools of colorful thread that were saved inside the machine that I kept. My great-grandmother never threw anything away and she has the original papers and envelopes that contain the paperwork and receipts from when she purchased the machine. They are in the attic as well.
Thank you for allowing me to share a special piece of my life and family. I look forward to participating in more Sentimental Sundays.