Heirloom Sewing Machine to Give Away
I have a family heirloom to give away to any of Louisa Ing's descendants. It is Louisa's old sewing machine, a treadle-powered Honeymoon machine, that could use some TLC. On this sewing machine, she created and repaired the clothing for her family, often by the light of coal-oil lamps. Her children are now great grandparents, and in some cases great-great grandparents. A few months ago Judy and I sold our acreage home and we now live in an apartment in James and Karin's house. We got rid of tons (literally!) of stuff, but I couldn't throw away the old sewing machine. We have no place for it, and I would like to see it remain in the family, if possible.