Welcome to the Quilting Board!
Lots of good stuff on CL here but nothing like that yet.
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first
They are good kids...and loving!
I think I'm going to name this one "Marie"...the story I got from the lady was that she got it from her ex-MIL when she married in 1977. Her ex was from, and they then lived in Valenciennes, France. The MIL's last name was "Wannepain". The MIL had gotten it from her mother, but Selina didn't have her name.
Funny how things happen....for my birthday, the spousal unit got me two fat quarter packages from the Timeless Treasure line, "Vivienne". "Vivienne" is the french spelling of "Vivian", and was my mother's name. One side of my mother's family was French/Indian, from Canada, and I fell in love with the fabric, mostly because of it's name, but also because it's just pretty! You don't suppose the fabric acted as "bait" for the machine, do you? (Oh...and "Marie" was my mom's middle name)