Thanks Bay, I want to try building a small greenhouse in the coming weeks, hopefully it can be also practical and look nice.How blessed you are, your father in law loves you and guided you into the world of gardening and sewing! You are pretty handy on making chicken coop doors! Good job, they sure look nice.
The sewing machine is a gift from my father in law, so it's extraordinarily precious. He is the one led me into the universe of gardening, and a couple years later, he gifted us his sewing machine. However, dementia already caught him then, just we didn't realize.
When he brought us his sewing machine, he couldn't remember how to use it. None of us realized about the coming shadow. Later, he told us that the machine didn't work any longer (in fact, the machine should be ok at that moment.) and he throw that away. Before Christmas of that year, he gave me cash and asked me to buy a modern one for myself. I was so touched at that moment, as he always treated me like his own daughter (he didn't have one, he has three boys). We shared a lot of hobbies - gardening, cooking, classical music, and the last turned to be sewing.
I never used a sewing machine before, just like I never grew anything on the ground.