Since getting married, I have been wanting to have a sewing machine. My mom and I have a manual Singer sewing machine at home - which I still love and which I had my mom swear never to sell it - but since moving to a box of a home, there was no way that lovely sewing machine was coming with me. As I type this post, I am already feeling sorry for it -- gathering dust with no assurance of ever being used again.
Anyway (cue to put on a happy face)! I had been planning on getting a small, compact home sewing machine since my last birthday (February) but life keeps getting in the way so the idea just kept being pushed back. And now life is cooperating and I have this beauty sitting at home.
The Singer 160 Limited Editin Sewing Machine
It was a bit way out of my budget but it met all of my considerations: automatic needle threader, stitch width selection, easy buttonhole, and a super easy bobbin set-ter. :) I was not particularly looking for a lot of stitches (this has 24!) but out of all the home sewing machines I have surveyed, this had a blanket stitch. And I need that for my felt food projects.
I love that Singer came out with this model. It's a limited edition sewing machine to celebrate Singer's - what else? - 160th anniversary. It looks very vintage (and you know me and my love for old, lovely things) and I love it to pieces because of how it looks. And works, of course.
Notice the hand wheel? It's functional!
By the way, I haven't been able to take pictures of my sewing machine just yet. Because of space constraints, I only take the machine out of the box when I need to use it. Otherwise, she goes back to the box. Sad, I know. Oh well... In the meantime, all the images are from Google.
Now, I keep calling her "she." I was going to name her Love-A-Lot after a Care Bear (and yes, I do give names to my favorite things. My bone folder is named Joan Boner because it's a name Boy Abunda keeps greeting on The Buzz so there. Hehehe!) But I felt she needed a vintage-y name. Lola? Rose?
And then I stumbled upon this and I knew it was meant to be.
So, lovelies, meet Gertie. She and I are going to have the time of our lives. :)