Well, it is the end of our apple crop from out dwarf honey crisp tree. The last 5 quarts of pie filling done. Three apple pies, and one blueberry.
Found a lovely little machine at the thrift store for $30 - has not been used very much. Similar to my Singer Featherweight II machine. It is a Janome Model 1017 made in Taiwan. I prefer the Taiwan machines over any other Asian made machine. They seem to be made well and I have had good luck with them.
This little machine has built in stitches - no width or length control as each stitch is pre-set. It will be a fun machine to take travelling or a good first machine for a young person who wants to learn to sew. The great thing about the machine is that I have the case that I had purchased for my Featherweight II and it fits perfectly. I had upgraded to a bigger bag for the Featherweight II when I bought the quilters package for that machine.
I am finishing up another wildlife quilt. Just have to sew the sashing and border on then it will be read to quilt.
Happy sewing to all!