I have my great aunt's Singer treadle machine. The drawers, which I began to explore at an early age, are just like she left them. This activity earned me the nickname of "Meddlesom Mattie."

In looking through the drawers recently, here are a few things I found:

As I looked at the many crude little treasures, I wondered what Aunt Bessie would think of our sewing world today talking about embroidering by machine, scanning designs, downloading, World Wide Web, and all the myriad tools and resources we have, and I am truly humble.

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