Saturday, October 6, 2012


I was at the entrance to my building and one of my 80 year old neighbours was just going inside too. I had spoken to her once, a year ago, but since then we had only said hi to each other, nothing more. This time she said to me "you have a sewing machine, don't you? Is it a modern one?" There are no secrets in my building... Every time I speak to one of my neighbours I am surprised at what they know about me...

She said she couldn't figure out how to put the bobbin in her machine so I went to have a look at it. It was one of those drop in ones. I am not used to that type of bobbin thingy either... So we got it in but the tension was all messed up and we couldn't fix it so I said she was welcome to borrow my machine. She said there's no need, she has two other machines. One of them is an old treadle Singer just like my 100 year old machine!!! I bought mine a year ago and finally got around to buying a belt for it two months ago but couldn't figure out where it goes. So it was my turn to ask the neighbour to come to my flat to look at my machine :) She knew where to lead the belt but said I need a bigger clip to join the two ends, and that she needs one too because her belt is too loose! So I will have to find clips for both of us. It was so weird, all of these coincidences....

1 comment:

  1. Maya {Little Treasues}October 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Isn't it great how friends are born out of the blue!!


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