i splurged and bought another sewing machine.
this is the singer 160. i bought it off HSN for 5 low payments a month.
suffice it to say, it kicks my little singer simple's arse. more stitches, more accessories, and it makes the most pleasant hum when i sew. it's not herky jerky like my old one. it's also bigger and more stable than the simple. i have a bigger sewing surface. i haven't checked, but it just might fit over the hole in gram's sewing table altho i might need to fix it up as i'd planned.
i sewed up little project bags for my summer mom's swappee, my starbucks knit buddy and myself. they came out pretty neat. now i have to find more projects to work on. maybe flannel buchmans (aka pajama bottoms) for the kiddos (i bought the material - raggedy ann/andy flannel - just debating on the size to make them)
oh yeah, the name. at first i thought black beauty. then black betty. now i'm thinking melody becos she hums when she sews.