Beautiful kites and work.
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words! The new sewing machine I purchase sure has made a big difference in my enjoyment level. For those that are wondering what I bought.
After doing some internet research on an inexpensive machine, I decided on this one> http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brother-Computerized-Sewing-Machine-CS6000I/4764726
The 'attachable' over-sized sewing table really helped me in keeping my stitch lines straighter. I also like couple other features ...the automatic needle threading & 1-step bobbin replacement with quick-set drop-in bobbin! I considered getting a machine that didn't have a drop-in bottom bobbin but I had a horrible experience using my first sewing machine with one of those with an upper bobbin with a metal bobbin case. Seems after reading a number of customer reviews on sewing machines that I was not alone in finding them difficult to sew with!
Anyway ...By far, Walmart 'online' had the best price on my machine (saving me approx $50 over everywhere else with free shipping) Although they had an expected 3 day delivery time to my local Walmart for store pick-up, it actually arrived in one day. After being shipped on a Monday, it was there on Tuesday for me to pick up!
Here's a web photo with the attached plastic table: