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Sadness with a Touch of Pink

2.04.2010
It has been a bad week. 

My grandmother passed away on Saturday night after battling cancer and heart disease for over 15 years.  She was ready and honestly it was not unexpected, but it did not make it easy. 

So between traveling for the services and now trying to get caught back up with work, blogging (and catching up with my google reader) has somewhat taken a backseat. 

But I did want to share what I chose of hers to bring home.....her old sewing machine.

The sewing cabinet closed-

And with the lid popped open-
There is a way to swing it up so that it is sitting even with the top of the cabinet that my dad showed me but I could not figure it out with one hand while the other held the camera.  I thought this would do for now.  Did I mention it is absurdly heavy?

Sadly with the pups in the car we did not have enough room to bring it home right now, so until my parents come to visit it will be living in their garage (where I snapped those incredibly amazing pictures).

I have no idea if it works or where I am even going to put it.  Or anything at all about old sewing machines. But I love the color and I knew that no one else in my family would love it like I will (my inclination to sew was not genetically passed down) even if it is just a decorative accent somewhere.   Ideas are welcome because I am a little stumped.

Thanks G-ma for all the memories......you will be missed.
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12 comments on "Sadness with a Touch of Pink"
  1. Sorry for your loss. Expecting it does not make it less of a sorrowful event. Be blessed, and I am sure when you use the sewing machine, your grandma will be smiling from heaven!!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. And that retro pink sewing machine is great, your grandma had style :)

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  3. I'm so sorry about your grandmother... you're right, nothing really makes the loss much easier.

    I love the idea of keeping the sewing table in her memory. My mom actually keeps her grandmother's old sewing table as a bedside table in the guestroom. The bed is quite tall so it works perfectly.

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  4. My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.

    It is wonderful that you will have such a wonderful and constant reminder of her with you.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. I think its great you have her old sewing machine and the memories she left with it.

    I have an old sewing machine (and new one) I love looking at it havn't once tried to use it

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  6. So sorry to hear about your grandma :(

    I'm sure you will find the perfect place for that sewing machine.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Jenny. Hang in there!

    I love the sewing machine and I know you will come up with a creative use for it!

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. That sewing machine is a lovely keepsake.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I think the sewing machine is a wonderful keepsake as I'm sure she spent many hours using it. I suggest that you go on line to see if you can download a manual for it. Older sewing machines tend to be well made and if there is any problems with it a good repair shop should be able to fix it. You might want to think of removing the legs and adding a more stylish base for it so you could use it as an end table or lamp table. You could paint or refinish the wood to freshen it up.

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