Monday, January 24, 2011

grandma´s spirit


my grandmothers old sewing machine finally arrived in the studio. I can´t tell how much this means to me.



The machine is from 1960 and has no electric engine, I have to use my feet to make her run.





Thank you Oma, wherever you are

23 comments:

We Blog Artists said...

How wonderful!
I wonder who has my Grandma's sewing machine?
Sandra you're one of my Mondays Mentions today as I will always LOVE your creations!
HUGS
Char.x

Lizette said...

Love it. We've used my lita's (abuelita) machine when we go visit my parents in Chile. Happy creating with this wonderful gift!

Meeling said...

How lovely!!
What a special piece to have in your creative space.

I'm sure she's happy to see it being used and loved. ;-)

Britten said...

Sie sieht klasse aus! Bin gespannt, was du aus ihr rausholen kannst....

S. said...

your blog is really nice. check out mine

ibb said...

My gradma uses her today...also feet moving one...a bit more old, I think...maybe next visit will take a photo...

linababe said...

*schluck*
die nähmaschine meiner oma sah genau so aus! sie war hutmacherin und ich habe soooo oft zu ihren fürßen gesessen und zugeschaut, wie sie das pedal trat.

wie schön für dich, dass du sie noch hast!!

liebe grüße
lina

FeeMail said...

wunderbar :)! die von meiner oma steht bei meiner mama, allerdings bezeifle ich, dass sie noch betriebsfähig ist. tolles teil....

lizzie said...

that is completely lovely...glad grandma's spirit can live on in your beautiful creations!

elisa said...

Great machine and I am sure she can work way more piles of fabric than a modern one. I enjoy the looks in your studio so much.
Love to you!

Roboti und da Höm said...

This is a wonderful machine. So pretty!

Lunacy said...

Schön, dass dieses tolle Stück bei dir stehen kann und du es sogar nutzen kannst.
Damit wirst du sicher viel Freude haben und in Erinnerungen an deine Oma schwelgen.
LG und eine schöne Woche,
Anja

Anaïs said...

How beautiful !

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

What a great memory. I'm so glad you got it. I have my Grandma's teapot in my office. Before she passed we sat down and had tea together. It always makes me smile. But for you, I think the sewing machine is wonderful.

Cyriaque_L said...

Sure, this sewing machine should be the most beautiful one to you ! That's so nice to keep a piece of your grandma close to you...

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.
x
Melissah

TIKA said...

The old good machine! It can sew enything, my grandma had similar. It is strong and reliable.

UpGemini said...

I have my grandma's sewing machine as well! I can't use it (bad, bad me), but it's a beautiful memory and amazing piece.
You are lucky that you can fully enjoy it! :)

helicopter6 said...

What a stunning piece of machinery and so beautifully housed. Enjoy enjoy!

Sonya Philip said...

What a beautiful machine! That is was your grandmother's makes it all the more special. Makes me smile.

Anonymous said...

Wie cool, ich habe die gleiche Maschine mit einem anderen Nähschrank. Das Teilchen hat sich meine Ma von ihrem ersten Lohn gekauft als sie 15 Jahre alt war, also 1953. Ich liebe diese Maschine, wie gut man sie steuern kann, die elektrische hat dagegen das Nachsehen. Die gibt es nur für ganz dicke Stoffe...

Viel Spaß damit,
Katrin

eh.mio said...

this is just amanzing, I have an old singer from my man's grandma, it still works but I use it as a display for small things, I'm scared to use it. But I'm sure when you use it your Oma is right there with you.

Happy sewing!

Delaria said...

Oh ich kann genau nachfühlen, was das für dich bedeutet!
ich habe hier auch eine alte Schranknähmaschine meiner Oma stehen :D auch von 1960 ohne Motor! Ist aber eine alte Veritas.
Leider bin ich zu blöd, diese Maschine zu bedienen :-( es entsteht immer nur Fadensalat...
Trotzdem eine tolle Erinnerung!
Liebe Grüße
Del