I have recently become a sewing machine collector. I follow Bonnie Hunter's blog and she has a whole page devoted to her machines. I guess my five machines is not too bad. :)
My first machine is a Kenmore that my wonderful husband bought me as my wedding gift. I have recently decided to name her "Morning". That is because we had the song " Morning has Broken". Sung at our wedding in 1980. This is my 'go to' machine and the one that I am most comfortable sewing on.
Next machine is one I bought for $25 from Barrington High School when our daughter was student teaching there in early 2007. I have struggled to come up with a name for her..... Finally decided on "Marie" which is our daughter 's middle name.
Then I inherited my mother's Viking when she was no longer able to sew. I have decided to name her "Beth" in honor of my Mom - that was her middle name. This is the machine that I do any machine quilting on. Mom had a feeder foot and also a free motion quilting foot so whenever I feel brave enough to try machine quilting this is the machine I use.
Fourth machine is a Singer Featherweight 66 that I bought from an estate sale in Buffalo Grove which I paid $100 - it is in a lovely cabinet and works very well. I decided to name her "Lucia" which is my mothers first name. As pictured here I used this machine to sew together a recent Heartstrings quilt but unfortunately that is all I have done on it!
Finally I bought my fifth machine last weekend at another estate sale in Arlington Heights. It is another Singer Featherweight but is in a case so that it is portable to sewing events, etc. I have yet to try sewing on her but I am sure that she will work. Decided to name her "Bonnie" after my lovely aunt and quilting mentor.
I think that five machines is enough for me (at least for right now!). I am trying to get a sewing group started at my church (Prince of Peace in Palatine, IL) so having a few machines to use for sewing events might be good.