Check out these exuberant women apparently filled with the simple joy of making stuff with their Singer Touch and Sew 750 sewing machine (circa 1970). I haven’t sewed that much lately, but I am hoping to channel these women who seem so thrilled to be making chic shift dresses and sporty jumpsuits. This is the cover of the manual of the machine I received as a high school graduation gift from my parents. The machine was bought used, but it’s one of those all-metal workhorses that can take a beating. It’s never let me down, even in my four years of at the Rhode Island School of Design, where I sewed around the clock. Funny, I’ve never actually consulted the manual or tried to use the knobby donut things it came with that I see now are called embroidery cams. I’ll have to give these things a whirl to see what can be done with them. I’ll let you know if anything cool results.