I bought my original machine in January 2009, an entry-level Singer, as I hadn't sewn in years (and I'm totally not exaggerating!) thus I didn't want to buy a super nice machine as I wasn't sure how much I would use it! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would do as much sewing as I've done in the past 21 months, let alone open my own Etsy shop! My parents thought I needed an upgrade, thus Christmas 2010 (and a couple subsequent Christmas/Birthdays/Etc.) came early this year...
I've been sewing over at my parent's house, but now with two machines I'm taking up valuable real estate on the dining room table- HA! I plan to transition over to the new machine in the next couple of days, but will keep my Singer for all of the dirty/experimental jobs (aka coffee burlap tote bags!).
From Left to Right: my new machine, my old machine, my Momma's machine! :)
While I was taking the above photos and reading the user's manual my parent's yellow lab was nudging my arm, wanting a photo of course...so here she is, Miss Maggie!