Monday, May 29, 2006

Oh, Brother!

I come from a Singer family.

Just like my mother and grandmothers before me, I learned to sew on a Singer.

The machine that I use is the one that I got when I went off to college.

It's a very basic mechanical machine. No bells. Few whistles. Utterly reliable.

Still, there are some things that it cannot do. It doesn't handle fine fabrics - like georgette - at all well. It has no decorative stitches. It also weighs quite a bit.

So, I've ordered a second machine.

It's a Brother. Computerized and the whole deal. Quite a departure.

Note: I did not say that I'm "getting a new machine".

It's a second machine.

Those of you who sew know the difference.

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