Well how many gals can brag when their darling husbands go out and buy them a new Vacuum Cleaner and Sewing Machine in the same day....
My sweetie bought me a super "Air Way Sanitizer" Vacuum Cleaner...circa post war 1945ish and sure enough the vacuum really sucks! no really, it sucks,,,really great..lol! It works like a dream..a bit heavy to lug around...but I could see myself in a sweet vintage June Cleaver dress, a cute apron, heels and a strand of pearls...smiling all the while vacuuming my humble abode!...lol!
Then he bought this really awesome Singer 301 sewing machine (1956). Not only is it in great condition but...it sews marvelous darling!!! I am tickled pink 'cuz it's portable like a Featherweight. So far I have tested it by sewing 6 layers of fabric and it didn't even hesitate and I haven't even cleaned & oiled the machine yet.
Hub's researched the machine in the internet & found that a lot of Quilters like using this old machine...Even saw a few on Ebay selling in the $100 to $300 price range...wowzers!
I think I just may have to go sew an Apron or lap quilt on it just because I can!