From Potential Landfill to Creative Hand-fill.
There is satisfaction too in up-cycling in our American one-use culture: While walking Bailey Cheryl spotted someone discarding an old Singer sewing machine. She realized its potential and decided on an immediate rescue. But she soon found it was very difficult toting home her “Curb Mart” acquisition. She’d walk a bit then put the thirty-pounder down, then walk a bit more.
But her stars were in alignment. She spotted a stroller tossed to the curb. This too was unusual in that it was a heavy duty eight-wheeled job, up to the task of hauling sewing machine freight.
So of course she put its transport value to use. So there she was pushing her new baby with one hand while keeping Bailey tethered with the other. Tenacity, thy name is woman.
A local motor repair shop was unsuccessful in rehabilitating the machine. But when she spent $160 at a much more professional shop she found herself delighted. The owner of the pro shop said of the forty-year-old machine, “Today’s machines are made with plastic over a toy motor. They are made to be disposable, to last two years. This old heavy machine, if maintained, will last another forty years.” The machine sews everything from cloth to leather flawlessly. This Singer went from potential landfill to creative hand-fill.
Great shop: SewTime, Westbury: sewtime.com/locations.html
Leebythesea @ Afterlife and Soul blog.