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© Linda Houghton
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When I was a little girl I remember helping my grandma of 89 years young, she used to sew really really fast with her pump singer machine.

Although, this isn't the one grandma had - it is like it.

Every time I look at this, I think of Grandma.

27 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    GREAT entry!!! I love it!!! Nice memories too!!! Both my grandmas had one of these!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Wonderful entry, Linda! These were also a part of my youth. I can still remember my great-aunt making my cousin's wedding dress on one of those! Susan still uses her grandmother's machine from 1926!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Makes me think of my grandma, too. Excellent work and entry.

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Shoot! I AM the grandma who used one of those! Granted it was old at the time......

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (22 Mar 2012):

    Very nice, my daughter has one like it passed down from her great aunt.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    This bring tears to my eyes, Linda. My grandmother had an old treadle sewing machine too. She used it all the time and sewed beautifully. I, too, have such fond memories of watching her work her labor of love......until her eyes would no longer allow it. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful, magnificant photograph!!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    i have one like this!!! Great shot!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    Evidently most of our grandmothers had an old singer. Mine too! Great treatment on photo and a wonderful entry!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    I agree with Donna....everyone's grandma must have had one. What a perfect shot for the theme. The texture and vignetting really make the shot.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Mar 2012):

    This is such a great entry and wonderful image. I love your treatment.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Yes, this brings back a lot of great memories. I remember my eldest sister sawing me dresses while I watch her. I will sometimes put my fingers on the wheel, just because it was fun! Perfect theme entry!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (23 Mar 2012):

    Great entry! My mom has one, too! Perfect functional!

  • sandra d'souza

    sandra d'souza gave props (24 Mar 2012):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    I love this....They were wonderful sewing machines...My grandmother also used to sew on a singer..Brings back memories of her humming a happy song as she sewed..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    I hate to say it, but i remember these! perfect entry.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    Perfect photo and entry!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (25 Mar 2012):

    super entry .......... My mother taught me to sew on a singer like this.......

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (26 Mar 2012):

    Ah my Mam had one and made all our dresses, perfect entry..

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    love this - my mom had one too -- mine is a singer also but only 57 yrs old and still works

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Superb entry !!

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Perfect for theme,great work.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Timeless entry in JPG's Theme Park.

  • David Robinson

    David Robinson said (3 Apr 2012):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Well done, congratulations on making this weeks blog.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    we have a machine too... great shot....

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (22 Apr 2012):


  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (11 Dec 2012):

    Add my great grandma to the list of tredle sewing machines. Mine used to leave little surprises in the back of the long drawers in the stand. She'd say, "If you want to look good, you'd better make your own clothes."

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