Now this is one damn fine sewing machine:
This baby formerly belonged to my Aunt Betty Anne, then found its way to my Aunt Dianne, and has now found a new cozy home in my office. It is a beast. Pure steel attached to a large fold-up cabinet/work station complete with a really awesome knee pedal instead of foot pedal. And most amazingly, my aunts kept the original manual that came with the machine - which has come in very handy as threading this big boy is a complex task.
Check out the fold-out parts list and the massive list of pieces below:
I've played around on the machine a bit. I altered a dress that no longer fit, sewed a pillow cover for a pillow form I had laying around, and have begun a quilted pot holder as I come into scrap pieces from other projects.
-Curtains! I just bought some yellow fabric today to make some uniquely shaped curtains for our super large living room window.
-Hat! Among other gifts, Simon's mom gave me a coupon for yarnbazaar.com where I bought some circular needles in order to knit myself a new winter hat. I love my current hat, but it's very old and has begun to look really ratty....
-Meatballs! Simon and I made some homemade meatball subs today and they were delish. I have pictures on my phone but the meatballs made me so warm and comfy that I am just too lazy to transfer them to the computer right now.