In other news, Jay drove out to Jonesville the other day to pick up a sewing machine that was offered through Freecycle. I have been wanting to learn to sew for a while and I can think of no better machine to start on than one that cost jack squat. This particular model is very old and folds into the most adorable little desk. Here it is unopened:
And now opened and ready for use:
It came missing the bobbin, but I was able to purchase some online rather inexpensively. I have to admit that originally I had no idea what a bobbin was and honestly, I'm still not 100% sure. I just know it's necessary.
I can't wait to get started playing around with it. I have no delusions that I'm going to be able to sit down at this thing and immediately create a ball gown. My knowledge of sewing is minimal. I can mend a ripped seam and replace a missing button. That's about it. I would love to be able to make cute, simple skirts for my daughter or handmade blankets.
I only hope that my sewing hobby doesn't end the way my knitting hobby did, with me frustratedly selling the supplies at a garage sale after they spent two years under my bed,unused. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.