Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Sewing Machine Project Delivery

A total of 21 machines and a bag of fabric, bobbins and needles were loaded in the van and we headed north about 7:45am. My brother Jack and my sisterinlove Polly went with us. They are such fun company! They brought three machines and the fabric and bobbins.

Sewing Machine Project 001

We arrived at the SMP headquarters about 11:30pm, as planned (we did stop for breakfast and a St. Vincent’s thrift shop on the way….WHAAAAAAT???? Embarrassed smile)

Meeting Margaret was SUCH a pleasure. She had a vision when she started The Sewing Machine Project, and God just kept putting people in her path to help realize that vision. I wish I could have recorded her story to retell, but I’m not good with that kind of thing, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Her vision was a divine calling, and He continues to lead her along every step of the way.

Now make sure you look closely, because I don’t post pictures of myself often, and I want you to know just how lucky you are now, to see this one. Just sayin….

Marg-Michelle crop

Here’s the picture Margaret took of the four of us.

group crop

Margaret will be making a blog post of her own, and when she does, I will direct you to her version of our meeting. We all came away from it feeling so totally blessed. Thank you Margaret!!!! You can go to her BLOG now, and jump around. There are many pictures to look at, and you will see the miracles that are happening through this project.

Ps. We picked up FOUR more sewing machines on the way back home, and my friend is bringing me one today from lady a who donated it to the project. Now tell me God doesn’t put things in our path!  I dare you!

13 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I know you loved every minute of that delivery, as well as the work preparing for it. How exciting it is to be able to do things we love while we serve the Lord. blessings, marlene

Tammy said...

Way to go Michelle! You rock my world, I so much admire your mission of rescuing unwanted sewing machines and now re-homing them to a great cause. Great work..bravo well done.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful project. So glad that you are able to clean and do some repairs to these great machines. I know they will be a blessing to someone.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a wonderful project. So glad that you are able to clean and do some repairs to these great machines. I know they will be a blessing to someone.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a huge blessing you were a part of! I know the machines will be used well and often. =)

Debbie said...

I'm ashamed to say that I just now wrapped my mind around what you do with all those machines and why. Bless your heart. I'm so blessed to have a friend who is so thoughtful and caring. WOohoo! You are a real jem! Thanks for doing that. Now other women can go crazy quilting like I do! :D
Hugs, Debbie

Amelia said...

Such a blessed venture you are part of...you are serving the Lord in such a way that not many people could even imagine.

That corgi :) said...

Isn't it neat to see how God works in things like this? I bet when she first started, she had the vision, but she didn't know how it would play out and bit by bit God opened doors for her, brought people in her live, etc, and what an incredible blessing her project is and how blessed everyone is who is part of contributing to it, like you and your family :) Just awesome. Will go and check out her blog :)

loved the pictures of you all too!

betty

Tamera said...

What a wonderful ministry!

Connie said...

What a wonderful project Michelle and you are helping so much! Can't wait to hear about the new machines and it's great seeing a picture of you!

Jeanna said...

What a wonderful thing! I wish you the best in this worthy project!!

Elizabeth said...

Michelle
What a generous spirit you are. And you make me laugh.

Karen O said...

Michelle, thank you so much to you and Lou for blessing others in this way. I have been in impoverished areas on mission trips and I know that something like this would be a huge blessing.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...