Wow, I cannot imagine my life without sewing and quilting. I think I've always loved to sew, and I have my mom to thank for this!
My mom taught me how to sew and I used to make my own clothes as far back as sixth grade. My mom, Sylvia, used to make most of my clothes and then I remember walking to a store (can't remember if it was called Ben Franklin or Coronet) to buy fabric and patterns for my camisoles or other hippy-ish tops.
I learned to sew on this sewing machine, which used to be my Grandma Maciejewski's machine, and then it was given to my mom. I never got to meet this grandma, she died in 1948 long before I was born.
This gem of a machine was manufactured in Elizabeth NJ in 1925. It's a Singer Model 99 - apparently a 3/4 size version of the Model 66. I just took this machine out from below my longarm -- I needed to use it because my daughter has just taken up quilting and needed to use my machine. I haven't used it in several years and it ran fabulously!!!
Well, Mom, thanks for teaching me how to sew! Love you!