When I see old-style Singer sewing machines, I immediately think of my Mom. Maybe it's because she's always sewing something- curtains, tablecloths, aprons, pillowcases for my boys. She even sewed my wedding dress, with a broken arm I might add. My mental picture of Mom is one where she's wearing one of her old aprons with a tape measure draped over her shoulders. A thimble is on her finger, and straight pins between her teeth. Yup, that's my Mom.
A few years ago, Mom came across some old Singer sewing machines at a yard sale. You could just hear her light up as she talked about the little treasure she acquired, especially when she described it's miniature size and how it worked like a charm.
She even picked up one for me! Not that I sew an awful lot. Ok. I haven't *yet* used it. But I know it works. Mom told me so. And it will be there when I am ready for it.
And thus started the association with old Singers and my mom. Whenever I see one, in any form, I immediately think of Mom. I even bought an old treadle-style Singer machine head from a local swap-n-sell for pretty cheap. I have no idea if it works, and frankly I don't care. I just wanted to put it on my shelf and think of Mom when I see it. Isn't it pretty?! I did a little research on my antique and get this- the decal style is called "gingerbread". No lie. It was fate.
So it was a no-brainer when I came across a sewing kit cookie cutter set from Foose. I had to have it because it reminded me of Mom. It has several sewing-related cutters, including that treasured sewing machine. I decided to bake the cookie sewing machine on a rectangle as it's base.
The supporting cast of cookies includes some thread, buttons, and thimble. The texture technique on the thimble is the brainchild of Bluebonnet Bake Shoppe. She had used it for cookie golf balls and it works great for thimbles too!
I am completely in love with my cookie pin cushion. Americolor's Tulip Red makes that perfect red-with-a-touch-of-orange that is the same color of my mother's real pin cushion.
I packaged up my cookie sewing kit and mailed it to my Mom a few days ago. Let me tell you, she was so excited. She even told the girl at the deli counter about her cookies. That's love :)
So on this Mother's Day, think of that Mom or Mom-like figure that has guided you to become the person you are. And be *sew* thankful for the impact she has made on your life!
Happy Mother's Day!
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.