Can anybody tell me what this is? Just kidding. I know what it is. This is the sewing machine I begged for...about 2 1/2 years ago. I just had to have it. It's nothing fancy, mind you. I knew I would probably only ever use it to sew a straight line. Maybe hem a curtain or make a tablecloth. Something very, very basic. I'm making huge progress with this machine, too! Last year (?), I took it out of the box. Woo-hoo! (Rolling right along). A few months ago, I took it out of the closet. (No stopping me now!). And, if I could only remember where I put the instruction manual, I would now probably make an attempt at threading a bobbin. Yeah, I know. I've got to learn to pace myself. I'll burn out if I keep it up like this. (wink, wink) Everytime I look at this machine and see how far I've come with it, I have to tell myself "Hey, slow down, little lady. What's your rush?".
A couple of weeks ago, I posted some pictures from last Christmas - hey, it's my blog, I can post when and what I want! - and I showed some stockings that I had "sewn" for my family. Jayne (@ http://countrycottagechic.blogspot.com/ ) commented that she thought I'd said I didn't know how to sew. Jayne! I wasn't lying. All those stockings came in a kit and the only sewing was by hand (and really, really messy up close!). Sewing on a machine is something I've only done sporadically over the years and usually with less than stellar results. But, since I've put this blasted machine out on a table where I have to look at it every day, I'm getting closer and closer to actually figuring out how to plug it in. Right now, I'm off to find the instruction manual. I know I put it somewhere safe, somewhere I wouldn't lose it, I'm pretty sure it's in a place close by....Oh well, wish me luck! If I don't sew my fingers together (provided I figure how to thread the machine first), I'll let you know how it goes.