Oh my... can I tell you about my love for this sewing machine? There it was all dusty and dirty in a thrift store. After showing me how to thread it, the shop owner let me sit at a little desk in the back of the store and try it out. I was instantly in love. It's faded green and weighs more than my car. I will probably take it out to dinner on the anniversary of the date it came home with me. I spent my entire Saturday sewing. It was so wonderful. Ahhh I cant wait to share my creations with you!