Have you ever sewn anything while standing up? I never thought that I would write about sewing while standing up but here I go.
It happened out of necessity. You see my recovery did not go as well as I planned--ten days came and went. My physio exercises were delayed until my first post-op appointment five days later. And I was told to keep my leg straight and only do the straight leg stretches and exercises until my next post-op appointment another two weeks plus and into new year. Not something that I was thrilled to hear when I was expecting a full recovery by the weekend prior to New Years Eve. Even more so when I realized that I would not be able to sit down and sew during this time. Okay, I'm going to stop whining because this story has a [spoiler alert] happy ending.
It then dawned on me that I have a really cool feature on my sewing machine, a start/stop button. Stay with me as I explain, it really is cooler than it sounds.
Thankfully, someone was able to help me out and moved my sewing machine to the edge of my cutting table which sits at a higher height than a regular table.
It was perfect and I was able to sew standing up and able to keep my leg straight. It certainly took some getting used to, but it filled the need to sew.
I do believe that I did spend too much time standing there that first time because I did spend quite some time icing the knee back to a less freakish size. But it did feel good to listen to the hum of the machine as the needle pierced and connect the fabric.
I didn't do anything anything elaborate just machine hemming and was able to chip away at the over-the-top mending pile. But it felt great to feel productive.
Anyway, moral of the story: if you shopping for a new machine and see this feature and think that it is no big deal. Trust me, it is! Come to think about it if my cord or foot pedal were [heaven forbid] to become in a state of damage, I would still be able to sew. I fell in love with my sewing machine just a little bit more than the day I brought it home.
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