OK. I am an old hippie. So when I took the photo of my sewing loft today and looked at it on the computer, I thought HELP! and the song popped into my head.
But maybe there is no help for this space.
I decided to give a Singer 328 instead of the Monty Ward to the young woman in our Christmas family. It is a simpler machine is some ways. I made this draw string bag today. I used the serger for the edges; otherwise the whole thing was created on the 328. I feel good about this choice. I will make a small bag for the outside to hold some little sewing notions and thread. I will include a free lesson, too. Of course I will write a little info page about the benefits of vintage over new.