Today is day #14,247
Each day is so important… Make the most of it!
Last Wednesday I celebrated my 39th birthday! It wasn’t until my husband texted and said ‘Hey, 14,244 day old girl!… that I realized over 14,000 days had past, swoosh! I’m hoping I have another 14,000 days ahead, if anything, it sure brings time into perspective when you look at how many days you’ve been alive instead of years!
Also last week I picked up my sewing machine I had put in for a service. I nearly fell over when scanning the note attached, after noting the words ‘… machine has had a lot of use, ‘motor’ will probably need replacing ‘soon’…. I’m like WHAT! are you joking!
My husband bought my sewing machine for me 5 years ago for Christmas, up until then I had been sewing on my Mum’s old Elna sewing machine that she had had and sewn with since she was 21. Also attached to my machine when I picked it up was a little bag of ‘evidence’ perhaps, a plastic bag full of lint, broken needles and pins that had been trapped below in the inside’s of my machine. I don’t sew every single day though I’ve sewn a few raggy flannel quilts on this machine, I’m pondering now, is the life of our sewing machines determined by the fabrics we sew with them??? What do you think? Do you think sewing with flannels or quilting our quilts give our sewing machines more of a work out, hence shortening their lives. I really thought I would get more than 5 years out of mine!
And then when glancing at my old 24 inch ruler… lines barely visible in sections, yes I’ve been winging measurements for a while, luckily I got a new ruler for my birthday, it will make life much more easier… I’m considering that perhaps I do sew more than I think, but not enough that requires a new motor for my sewing machine surely!