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1  Re: Let's see your sewing machine!! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by Carillia on: July 28, 2008 03:16:27 AM
I'm so envious of all you ladies who have enough space to actually buy the lovely vintages when you see them. It feels like every time I enter a thrift store I see a new one that's just begging to come home with me, but as a student, living in one little room and always thinking that "I'll move soon anyway so why bother", I simply can't justify buying something that's not strictly necessary. This summer however, I have had some trouble focusing at work, and I though this could be a nice place to get some sympathy. See, I work at a museum, and in the "everyday life" part, we not only have this beauty:

A Husqvarna Rotary.

Oh no, we also have a Singer 320k:

AND a Bernina Favorit 640-2, still with the original accessory box intact.

Anyone wonder why I from time to time seem a little distracted when doing guided tours? The bonus side is that after babbling to my mom for about half an hour about the beautiful 60's machines in the museum, she suddenly remembers that my grandma has one that she never uses anymore. Gran is only too happy to give away all her stuff while she still is alive so in a few weeks I'll most likely be the happy owner of a vintage beauty of my own. Don't know anything about the machine though, only that it's most likely not from a brand that I know and that it's from sometime in the 60's, so this'll be exciting.

As for what I sew on normally, it's my first, very much beginner-, machine, a Pfaff Smart 100s that I've outgrown a long time ago. I'm planning to get a new one very soon. Am drooling over a Husqvarna Platinum 770 that a dealer close to where I study still has in the store even after it's been discontinued for a few years. It's a floor model so it's quite cheap. Unfortunatey I won't return there for another 3 weeks, and as there are no Husqvarna dealers around here I won't be able to try it out first - which I consider a must at this point.
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