Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Name that machine

I know I already posted about my new old sewing machine, but I just can't help saying, again, how much I LOVE this thing. Everything about it. The way it looks, how heavy it is, the sound it makes when it's stitching, its cover. It has a soul, this machine. And so it needs a name.

I keep trying to give it grandma names like Rosie and Martha (also talk show hosts' names, I now realize), since it's at least 40 years old, but so far nothing has stuck. So I turn to you, my loyal readers (all 12 of you). I'm having a "name my new old sewing machine" contest and the winner will receive a custom-made zipper pouch much like the one pictured below (in different yet equally charming fabric):

Submit your names in the comments, and I'll pick one by Saturday, May 10. And please, at least one or two of you have to play. How embarrassing would it be to have a giveaway that no one entered...


LitTeacher said...

What about Mable? You know the reference... :)

Lori said...

I'm honored to be one of your 12 faithful readers. :)

I like Sally and it goes nicely with Singer. Glad you're enjoying your new friend so much!

Lori :)

Janet McKinney said...

I think is it is Agatha (preferably Aunt Agatha). Plain and very old - but oh so reliable and crafty. The sort of Aunt who you can rely on to produce you some clothes for the children every season.

I can't believe I am only one of 12 faithful readers!
Janet McKinney

Anne said...

Ruth Ann, not sure why

And I'm sure you have more than 12 readers. I have that many and I can't write worth beans.

DND said...

How about Ida? I kindof like that.
Oh and I believe you have WAY more than 12 readers.

cbh said...

I'm going to go with the other grandmother reference and suggest Alma. It means "nourishing" or "the soul" and as you said in your blog, you can feel the soul of this machine when you use it.

Victoria said...

It's totally a Hazel - reliable but sassy, a good one for having tea with.

Oh, wait - that's my *Grandma* Hazel! LOL! But I still vote Hazel nonetheless. =)

hautemommy said...

I am going to have to say "Margie"! Sounds like a silly little lady :)

candi said...

Ooh, I'm a new reader, but I'll play too. What about Esme? Very old fashion. :)

Katie said...

I like the name Allegra. It means 'joyful', which seems to be how you feel when you see/hear/think about your beloved.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Penelope Turtleback.

It's literary (you know the story of Ulysses's wife and all that raveling and unraveling she did - she's a handicraft heroine!).
It's historical (Turtleback was the first mass affortable, mass-produced singer:
It's respectful (Mrs!)
It's old-fashioned without being past her prime (the name Penelope)
It's a joy (Turtleback is a fun last name to say!)

Amy C. said...

Hi! I read your blog all the time..I've just never left you a note! :)

I say Bertha....a nice, sturdy name for a nice, sturdy machine.

Great blog and beautiful babies! :)

Sasha said...


Anonymous said...

How do you know it's a girl? I'd name him Salvador.
Erin Sloan

Phoenix said...


Tamara said...

She looks like she could be a Maude or a Nell - a strong, one syllable name seems to suit her.

But I also like Matilda, Millicent, or Lillian.

Susan in SC said...

This baby is Suzie-Q! Just look at her waiting to turn into Suzie Homemaker sewing up beautiful items. Yep! Susie-Q is my vote!