I've been complaining that I needed a sewing machine ever since I left my machine in the care of a friend back home in California. I'm no seamstress, but I always need to hem Jonas's pants and do simple mending (which is no fun by hand and takes forever!).
Yesterday I was walking through the kringwinkel (the city of Antwerp's version of Opnieuw en co.) and I found this gem. Yeah, ok, so it's kind of an antique, but the think is STURDY! It weighs about a hundred pounds (= hard to carry home) and makes really nice stitches. When this machine was built, things were made to last.
Don't expect anything too creative out of me, but I'm still really excited about my machine which only cost me 40 euros. Now I just need to try and remember how to use the thing...;-)