So since the untimely death of my Brother and subsequent replacement, I've had the task of getting acquainted with my new friend, a Singer. Please, to meet her:
We're both sort of giving eachother the stink-eye for whatever reason (what hers is, I couldn't gander a guess), but in honesty - she feels a bit sturdier than my Brother did. I'm sure we'll be fine.
The one thing I don't think I'll get used to or ever come to like, is the Crouching Shuttle Hidden Bobbin. wtf. Going from a drop-in bobbin to this? I don't recommend it. How am I supposed to know when I'm low on bobbin thread? It just seems like the only way you'll ever find out that your out of bobbin thread will be in a frustrating and time-consuming way.
That said, I feel good about the amount of metal parts to this machine. I think only the outer bits are plastic. There's a sense of security in that, for sure. And I suppose the fact that it doesn't have a puppy on the front could suggest that I'm moving up in the trade.
Gosh, I'll miss that pup though. :)
And on a related note, I am definitely in the market for new camera, as mine is still on deaths door. Still a black screen when I turn it on and aim. It's like 5 years old anyway, and has seen the World (6 States) so I don't feel too bad about retiring her, rather than getting her fixed. I'm thinking I'll save my pennies up for this Bad Larry:
It's like my old 35mm, but digital - no film! (and not in pieces on the cobblestones of Italy!)
I am going to wait and research a bit more about these hybrid-type cameras. I'm not really sold one way or the other on cameras. Some people swear by manual - some by digital. I want the performance and photographic quality of a manual with the convenience of a digital. Obvi, I need something that can easily go from camera to computer - so a film camera is pretty much out-the question.
Is this the one? I know at least a few of you are into photography, so any suggestions would be super!
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