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Day 362 MarchDoodle machine


My CLmooc friends doodle everyday. Today I chose “machine” as a prompt from DoodleADay ElloLovey. See all the entries here: DoodleADayMarch.

It took me all day to come up with an idea for “machine.” Finally, I searched my “go-to” space for finding great photos: Flickr Commons.

I found a great image of a sketch of an old Singer sewing machine, which I used for my model for my “machine.”

Image from page 59 of "List of parts : machines nos. 44-1 to 44-3, 44-8, 44-9, 44-13, 44-17, 44-20, 44-22 to 44-24, 44-28, 44-29, 44-72, 44-74, 44-75." (1922)

I love the image because my first sewing machine — for sewing Girl Scout handkerchiefs and projects before I started sewing my own clothes– was a “pedal” sewing machine! My feet powered the machine! Like this one I just found on Flickr Commons.


And, of course, then my aunt Viola, who spoiled me and her sister, my mom, got us an Elna sewing machine — a portable, electric, Zig-Zag, desktop sewing machinge [picture here].

This is an older version, but a Creative Commons licensed one:

Elna sewing machine

Image Source:

Treehill, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

That sewing machine served my needs from about age ten to age twenty-five! …. maybe I’ll find some old pictures of the dresses, skirts, and slacks that I sewed myself.

My favorite place to show was the fabric section at Lee Store at Arrowhead Shopping Center. [source page]. I would spend hours choosing fabric and patterns for my next project.

So today’s March Doodle was a walk down memory lane– I hope you enjoyed it.


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Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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