And just like that…

And just like that…

...everything changed. In the past few weeks society has come to a halt as the battle with Covid-19 wages. The Sewing Machine Project is affected, as are most businesses and nonprofits, communities and individuals across the country, across the globe, by the necessary...

TBT

TBT

I'm sorting and organizing the photos on my computer. It's time consuming, best tackled in little pieces, but boy oh boy, is it fascinating! It helps me to remember the rich journey that is the Sewing Machine Project. I look at my face in some of the pictures and...

Many Hands

Many Hands

The task has grown little by little. It began (for me) when Nancy called and asked if I'd like to meet Jane. Jane was in the United States working with the team at IndiMark to gather resources for her Masai community in Kenya. She mentioned that her group was filling...

15

15

2020 brings the 15th anniversary of The Sewing Machine Project! Back in 2005 when collecting a few sewing machines seemed like it might be a good idea, I never dreamed we'd be here now. But here we are! A testament to seeing what the Universe holds in store, The...

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Tic tic tic, the needle moves up and down powerfully and effortlessly. The stitch is perfect--even and balanced--the upper and lower threads grabbing hold of one another, hands held in a tiny dot on the fabric's surface. I am alone in our workroom. An old Sunday...

My heart sings

My heart sings

I just heard from Annette who taught our most recent local sewing class. Working with a group of 8 beginning sewers, Annette and the volunteers who helped her were bubbling with excitement, clearly a reflection of the enthusiasm of the group they taught. A celebration...

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