Kindness

The petite brown envelope sat alone in the Sewing Machine Project post office box. Apart from the neat handwriting in its address there was nothing out of the ordinary about it. Running late, I picked it out quickly and headed for the car. But somehow I just had to...

Erika Barratt Design

I was thrilled to receive a call a few months back from Erika Barratt, a designer out of Brooklyn, NY. This woman is fabulous. She creates lovely heirloom dolls and stuffed toys, using traditional methods and natural fibers. The faces on these little creatures will...

Connection

The email arrived like so many others, “I have a sewing machine to donate. I’d like more information.” And my reply was like so many others, “here’s a link to our website where there is information on collection sites. Thank you so...

Hope and Gratitude

It’s a chilly day here in Wisconsin and there is a box that has been shifting around in the back of my car for about a week now. Boxes arrive at our neighborhood post office for The Sewing Machine Project on a regular basis– a yellow card in my PO Box...

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