Spent today at my mom and dad's house, vacuuming and rearranging the living room furniture... and I came home with a new toy! After months -- maybe years -- of debating about it, my mom decided to give me her sewing machine and cabinet today. It was a tough decision, as she used to do a lot of sewing, but she hasn't done any for several years now. Since I sew pretty-much-constantly, it'll get a lot more use here. And she says if she needs to do some mending or whatever, she can always come and do it at my house. ;o)
Mom bought the cabinet about 35 years ago, when we lived in New Hampshire. I was about seven or eight years old. It still looks brand new. Here it is closed:
And opened with the machine up:
She bought the machine about twenty years ago, Singer's top-of-the-line model at the time, and one of their first electronic machines. Even at 20+ years old, it has loads more bells and whistles than my newer machine. My favorite feature, a wind-in-place bobbin. No more taking the bobbin in and out every time it needs refilled -- yeah!! It also has 24 stitch patterns, a programmable memory for "stringing" stitch combinations, multi-directional mending stitching... all sorts of things I've never used before.
Another thing I'm really excited about, it does embroidery!! My mom said she never even used the embroidery unit, even though she bought five sets of cartridges for it, from monograms to florals and borders, even a set of baby designs. I'm going to have so much fun playing with those!
How sweet is that?!?!?
Now all I need is a few hours of uninterrupted time to figure all this stuff out...
...thank goodness school starts in just two weeks! LoL