Monday, May 20, 2013

SMP Volunteer Day

Louie and I went to Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, to participate in a volunteer day at The Sewing Machine Project Headquarters on Saturday. It was a fun day, and the time went so fast! We helped test sewing machines, sort, and organize the room.

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We had ladies sorting and organizing fabrics, notions, accessories, patterns and books.

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We had ladies inventorying and entering machines into the database, and just helping wherever they were needed.

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Many hands and giving hearts, made light work, and it ended up looking pretty good too! No one could believe how much we got done! We even quit an hour earlier than was scheduled.

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Louie and I really enjoy going to help with the Sewing Machine Project, whether it is fixing and testing machines, or organizing, or volunteering to sew. We feel blessed to be invited to take part in SMP activities, and everyone who volunteers is so sweet and fun. We made a mini vacation with this outing and stayed two nights in Madison, taking a nice leisurely ride home on Sunday.

Louie and I were blessed to be invited to go out for supper with Margaret Jankowski and her (and now OUR friend) Deb Baer after we were finished. We went to Cottage Grove to a place called 1855 Saloon and Grill. We had such a nice relaxing time sitting outside while we ate and visited, enjoying the nice breeze and fellowship. It ended too soon.

I can’t wait to see what the next volunteer day will be, and do it again!

2 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Looks like you had a great day! Wish I could have been there. Not much sewing going on here this month.

Dotte said...

I think this SMP is wonderful. I service sewing machines as a hobby and the word got out. Several people brought me sewing machines and then later decided they did not want it or bought a new one. So began my collection of sewing machines. I loved them up and make them shine again. Then I find homes to adopt them out to that will use and love them again. It has blessed my life. I know what you guys are doing will be a blessing not only to you but those you serve. Dotte Steel (countrysteels@hotmail.com)

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