I finally bought a sewing machine! It's a vintage one from 1966! I had to trek in the snow uphill and downhill over train tracks and through an industrial estate to the wonderful lady who sold me this wonderful machine. I will post the story tomorrow because for tonight, I need to go to bed as I woke up this morning unable to sleep like a child on Christmas morning. I have worn myself out on the expectation of fun and not a stitch has been sewn yet in its new home. Just wait for tomorrow!