Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Treasures and Friendship

I was given the most incredible gift on Saturday. We'd made a trip into town to deliver some things to my Junque Syster. She's beginning to go through the purging and packing and nail biting associated with an anticipated move in a few months - something I can relate to very well. During the course of our conversation, she asked me if I would like to have her treadle sewing machine cabinet and sewing machine. My heart stopped. A treadle sewing machine has been on my "wish" list for as long as I can remember. And for her to offer me something that has such a long history in her family and has held a place of honor in her beautiful home for many years. . . oh my! Our wonderful husbands loaded this beautiful treasure into our truck and we brought it home. "She" is currently residing beneath an old quilt, amongst boxes and other pieces of furniture awaiting the trip to Kentucky. "She" will eventually have a place of honor in our new home and will be a constant reminder of a treasured friendship. As my Junque Syster so beautifully put it . . . "a piece of her will be going to Kentucky with us".





P.S. I've decided my beautiful treasure needs a name. So, from this moment on, she will have the honor of being called "Ms. Annie Ruth Singer".

16 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

waterworks....can't even type....

Rambles by Hay Hay said...

I know that this treasure that was once my great grand mama's has a beautiful new home! This has always been one of my favorite pieces, and I could think of no one better to pass it on to! I am so happy that you gave her such a cherished name!!

love you!
hayhay

PS-can't wait for my haystack!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful gift!!! She must have known in her heart that it would be treasured by you...knowing what someone loves is so important when giving a gift!!! Enjoy this beautiful antique! xxoo, Dawn

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

What a precious friend! I know that Ms. Singer will miss her old, but will find her song again in the beautiful rolling hills of her Bluegrass new.

Beautiful!

peace~elaine

Bristol said...

Enjoyed finding your blog. Where do you live in Kentucky? I live in northern Kentucky and spent my college years at Eastern Ky Univ.

Bristol

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations! I have my grandmother's treadle and it's such a treasure. The memories.....

Bristol said...

A really good friend of mine lived there, actually right across the street from the college. She just moved near Danville. You will really like it.
Bristol

Grace said...

Our next door neighbor had a Singer that style when I was a little girl - yes, it was an antique then - I'm not THAT old! She suffered from poliio and sat sewing, singing and smiling most of the day. I loved her...

Liz, actually I have a brand new position, but haven't wanted to put that on my blog at this time. We'll see... but I'll be able to chat real soon - promise! :)

Utah Grammie said...

oh my- all the little hairs on my arms are standing up and shivering! What a true friend and she could not have chosen a better foster-Mom for her beloved Singer! Lucky you...lucky her.
Colleen

Adrienne said...

Oh, I've always wanted one, too! What a special gift from a very special friend. I love the name you gave "her". ~Adrienne~

Rambles by Hay Hay said...

THAT HAYSTACK IS GOING TO BE OUTTA CONTROL! Just like its namesake I suppose!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I am happy that she will be a well traveled lady, off to a new Kentucky adventure!
She has been neglected for way too long and deserves to be in the spotlight once again in the house of a former seamstress!.
I know you will treasure her and hope she will bring you many happy memories.

Pen Pen said...

Oh my goodness! What a treasure! Your friend will be pleased in knowing that Miss Singer has a wonderful new home where she will be treasured forever!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

What a beautiful treasure....both the friendship and the sewing machine! I have my grandmothers old sewing maching and I treasure it daily. I know you'll enjoy yours forever. Thanks for coming by my blog to enter my jewelry giveaway. I am so glad you did because I followed your link back to your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful weekend! ~ xoxo Joy

Charmingdesigns said...

Love your sewing machine!! Laurie

sister sheri said...

What a wonderful friendship! How thoughtful!