When I moved into this house and set up my sewing room I could not find the operations manual for my Brother sewing machine. Well, I couldn’t find the English version. It has been a year and a half. I’ve purchased other equipment, moved things around, put all my books on a different shelf, basically the whole room has been gone through more than once in the last 18 months. Saturday night, by some miraculous turn of events, I find the English version of the operations manual on top of the small divider wall by the entrance to the room. This is where I’ve kept my notebooks and paper for sketching quilt ideas and calculating fabric needs. There isn’t much space there, just enough for what I want to keep handy. That too has been cleared off more than once, but there is was just as handy as could be. I wasn’t even looking for it. At this point I don’t remember what I was looking for. Finding the manual that hadn’t seen since we moved was such a surprise that I stopped looking for whatever it was just to tell my daughter what I found. What was once lost is now found. I have no idea how it got there, I also have no idea where the Spanish version is currently located. I looked on my current bookshelf and didn’t see it. Not that it matters, but now what was once found is now lost.
Maybe it’s a miracle and the one I found has just been miraculously exchanged for the one I have now lost. Maybe it’s those black holes I’ve theorized about before. Who knows what has happened, I’m just glad that I have the English version again so I know what the error codes I occasionally get really stand for. It’s also nice to know just what all those computerized stitches are really for. I’ve been using a lot of them as decorative stitches, and the book says that most of them are for decorative stitching. But some of the stitches have a specific purpose in addition to decorative, smocking, attaching elastic, and a bunch of other things I may never do with the machine. At least now, if I choose to do those things I’ll be able to look up just which stitch I need to use.
So I shared my find with my daughter and my husband. My daughter says angels, my husband says gremlins. I say, I’m just so glad that what was once lost is now found. I’ve put it in the desk that the machine sits on so it will be handy, and I thank God for allowing me to find it so easily, no matter how it got there.
May all your week be blessed,