Okay, so here's my story:
I have always wanted to be able to sew, but my mom has always said she has no patients or time to teach me. I never really got past sewing semi-crooked lines for doll blankets. So, while she is on vacation, I thought I'd break out the sewing machine we bought at a white elephant sale when I was 9 and had fixed. The problem is, I don't really know the first thing about even threading the machine. I think I got the top bit, but I have no clue what to do with the bottom. My machine is a Necchi, I think from the 40's or 50's. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it. Here is what it looks like, I would put pictures of the bottom bit, but Mom has my camera with her.