So, here goes my entry into the linky...
I have three machines in my sewing room that are in regular use...
|My Brother Duetta|
My main sewing & embroidery machine is my Brother Duetta, also known as an Innovis 4500D. I love this baby, and have had it for almost five years. It can do all of the embroidery functions I desire, and it has served me well. Although this machine is usually set up for embroidery, I do use it for mending or patch work - not only can it sew forwards and backwards, but it can sew horizontally and diagonally too. So handy to have that feature when needed.
|My Singer 160|
|My HQ Sweet 16 Sit-down Long Arm|
My Sweetie HQ Sweet 16 is the newest addition to my sewing room. I use this machine to Free Motion Quilt. I'm still working on improving my FMQ skills, and this machine makes it oh-so-enjoyable to use!! I LOVE having the 16" neck space to work with.
This one isn't in my sewing room, but I must show it to you too...
|My 1916 Singer "Red Eye" 66-1 Treadle|
I have an ornate 1916 Singer Model 66-1 "Red Eye" Treadle. I found this machine on ebay last summer from an estate sale. It came in its original cabinet with 7 locking drawers. Even came with the key! It clearly hadn't been used for decades, and I went about restoring it myself. She is so beautiful now, and she sews wonderfully smooth. When I sit at this machine, I can't help but wonder about who has sat in front of it before me, over the last 97 years. Besides practice stitching to learn how to treadle (which is fun to do by the way), I have yet to sew anything of purpose on it. I was hoping that a winter storm would knock our power out, so I would have to use this one for my sewing. But this winter is just about over, and we didn't get any big snows this year.
This Singer is in our foyer and waits patiently for me to really use her. Perhaps I can start with a small project next to try on her. She is very pretty to look at though, isn't she? ☺
I keep another machine in my sewing room, although it is not normally out on the tables. It is a Brother XR-7700 that I use it as my "guest" machine - for when my friend Kathleen come overs to quilt on Mondays, for instance. It is a good machine that I have had for several years. I originally bought it for my daughters to use, but I find it handy to take with me to sewing retreats or quilt nights too.
|This machine has a little photo cover over the stitch diagrams.|
The photo I put in is of my DD2 holding up a blanket she sewed.
|My sewing room.|