Film made with a Canon 5d Mark II SLR
It was HOT yesterday, 108 degrees and I picked up Granddaughter Tilly from pre-school early.
We had a swim and lounged inside eating icecream. I watched TV, she sat with her portable DVD player on her small craft table…
"I have a surprise for you in the shed" I whispered…..
I purchased a sewing machine at the local supermarket… it's pretty darn good. It even does zig zag…..
It also came with 20 reels of thread and bobbins….. A bargain I say.
Tilly walked into the shed, saw the machine and put her hand to her head and said….
"I knew it was this, I've been waiting and waiting"
Tilly is 4 years old.
I was 23 when I got my first machine 40 years ago…. it was a gift from my Mother in Law… it was a hand cranked machine with the torpedo bobbin, someone gave it to her in the 30's.
OK, so it was better than nothing.
I made two shirts for myself, a dress for Rachael aged 2, and a suit for Jamie, aged 3…Oh and some purple and green net curtains….. Uggh
A few years later I got a Lemair Helvecia that actually did a button hole and zig zag… I thought I was in heaven.
I went on to become a fashion designer and used a Janome memory craft for the applique samples…it was the latest thing in machines.
Now look at this machine, the Janome 7700 Horizon it does everything except make a sandwich.
How far we've come.