I saw it, but walked right past the unassuming plain sewing machine case, there on the floor of the thrift store.
Just keep walking, I thought, you don’t need another sewing machine.
But on my way out, I happen to look down again and caught a glimpse of the other side of the case.
My Barbara Eden wanna-be heart started to race when I saw this:
I felt compelled to reach down and felt a bit like Larry Hagman’s character, Captain Tony Nelson rubbing the bottle he found on the beach as I pressed the button on the top of that case. Never in 2,000 years did I expect to see what I saw next when the front of the case flipped down.
When these flowers emerged, I could actually hear the angels singing and see the beam of light come down from the heavens right over this machine.
I knew then, it HAD to be mine!
Isn’t all of that cheesy 70’s orange floral awesome!
It even had the original manual,
all the accessories, and even the original sales receipt.
And to top it all off, I found out that the original owner, John (Jack) Grusczczynski, was a local man who, unfortunately, passed away last year. He loved to dance and sew costumes for local plays. I hope he’s happy that The Renegade Seamstress now has his Genie.
It fits in so well in my funky cheeseball studio.
The Genie sews like a dream and she’s really been rolling my socks up and down.
So, when eHow asked me to write the article, How to Change a Crew Neck T-shirt into a V-neck, I knew it would be perfect for the Genie’s debut.
She sews and photographs beautifully.
Click here to head over to eHow to read the Genie’s maiden voyage project.
She would love to know what you think of her. :)