Suzan has been crafting or making things her whole life. She emailed me the story about how she acquired her first sewing machine, and I simply MUST share it with you:
By the mid 70’s my father had retired and we settled in Maryland’s suburbia. He got a job demolishing a house and found a treasure inside. What he brought home was to shape my artistic leanings in a very big way: it was a turn of the century Singer sewing machine! Black with gold gilt, it was wonderfully portable and best of all, it worked perfectly! Now in high school, I taught myself to sew clothes of all types, jackets, shirts, skirts and dresses. I made my first wall hanging, orange canvas fabric adorned with felt pockets to store my important stuff! I was hooked!
I would certainly call that an auspicious encounter with a Singer, wouldn't you? Here are a few of my favorites from her shop.
Orderly Circles, a silk wall-hanging. Find it in her shop by clicking here.
O Minus X, a wall-hanging made of hand-dyed fabrics. Find it here.
You can find it right here.
Until we meet again, my dears.