It’s so hard for me to say ‘no’ to people when I speak to them on the phone about Scott’s Free Sewing Machines (SFSM). People are so honest. People are hurting. People are proud. People are doing the best they can under the circumstances. Maybe these sewing machines will make them a little happy. But, what if it makes them really happy? Kind of like medication. What if it changes their life for the better? What if? As my dad likes to say, “I don’t do what ifs?”
Anyway, I like to hope. It’s sad to see and hear what’s going on in many of these peoples’ lives. I know it’s all relative, but I would be hurting badly if I were in a lot of the SFSM recipients’ shoes. In any event, I am happy to announce more well-deserved winners this week, here goes:
Kaitlin Rhodenbaugh– Given at the request of Nancy Tiede who was teaching Kaitlin to sew, so she could have her own machine.
Alesia Steinberger – Hurricane survivor who sews for charity.
Sharon Lattis – Grandparent who is raising grandchildren, retired without a machine.
Michele Mcdonald-Lost everything in Texas storms.
Rachael Worley-For one of her (8) adopted kids who wants to learn to sew.
Lindsey Jarvis– A mom that I met in Kansas with a very sad life story.
Tiffanie Kimball Dougal-A mom with 5 daughters she home-schools and who survived storms in Texas.
Shelley Christopher-Homeless woman who just got into housing with her disabled husband.
Renee Bednarczyk-Had borrowed a machine and it was ruined in Texas.
Susan Shaw-Very ill woman without a sewing machine.
Hogan Family – Sent machines for the other two sisters in the family who lost their sister.
To keep you updated on SFSM, here are some points and pointers:
I am still looking for a woman named Linda Yarrow, who sent me a very compelling comment on the blog.
I am not in the sewing machine business and unfortunately can’t fix machines for you. Ask you local handyman to try and fix it for free or figure out another creative way to get it fixed, but don’t give up on it because your sewing machine is an integral part of your life.
Please post your sewing machine requests only in the comments section of any blog on the Studioe Fabrics website for Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive. Please try to avoid emailing me at my work email.
Please be patient with me as I work through all the requests. There is a lot of ground to cover and I still have a day job and once again the job is not President of Giving Away Free Sewing Machines. That one never gets old for me. LOL.
Please continue to share my giveaway with anyone who may be worthy. The giveaway is going to go on indefinitely or until I stop getting requests. Thank you for your support and kind messages.