Spring

“Are you still collecting sewing machines?” The question, the sole content of an email, lingered on the page. “Of course! We are always collecting machines!” I replied, going on to detail how to do so. It’s been a quiet year for...

Mending the World

My husband Peter looked lovingly across the table. “Honey,” he said, “you can’t save the world.” “But I want to!” I said. I’d been reading the paper and could feel the mounting tension that each day’s news always...

Gail

I got word yesterday that Gail had passed. Gail. I saw her face before my eyes. Full of light. Always so full of light. Gail became a volunteer with the Sewing Machine Project several years ago. She loved tinkering with old sewing machines. Not much use for the high...

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...

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