My favourite website Sew Mama Sew has a sewing machine questionnaire on their site so that they can source lots of info on different types of sewing machines and find out what people want from one.
Here are my answers:
What brand and model do you have? A 1950;s (I think) Novum Deluxe Mark III, if anyone has any info on this brand I love to hear it as I can't find anything on the internet about it.
How long have you had it? About a month
How much does that machine cost (approximately)? £5
What types of things do you sew (i.e. quilting, clothing, handbags, home dec projects, etc.)? Clothes mainly
How much do you sew? How much wear and tear does the machine get? I try to sew every day but rarely manage it with 3 children and a house to run.
Do you like/love/hate your machine? Are you ambivalent? Passionate? Does she have a name? I love it and no, it doesn't have a name.
What features does your machine have that work well for you? I have an amazing array of feet to go on it, a ruffler, a pintuck foot, a bias binding maker which also sews the bias tape onto the garment, a narrow hem foot and a few others.
Is there anything that drives you nuts about your machine? Nope.
Do you have a great story to share about your machine (i.e., Found it under the Christmas tree? Dropped it on the kitchen floor? Sewed your fingernail to your zipper?, Got it from your Great Grandma?, etc.!)? We want to hear it! Bought it at a car boot fair and knocked him down from £10, I do love a good haggle.
Would you recommend the machine to others? Why? YES!!!! Amazingly fast and smooth, sews like a dream to a near industrial standard, plus it looks fabulous too.
What factors do you think are important to consider when looking for a new machine? I don't know much about sewing machines, I just want one that can go through quite thick fabric and maybe even leather, is reliable, strong, simple and easy to use.
Do you have a dream machine? I think I have it already :)