Brian Sews (should that be Brian Sews and Enables?) had me thinking about a new vintage machine (an oxymoron, if ever I heard one) and then this listing showed up just a few miles from home. It belonged to the mother of a friend who gave it to the local gal here in town who thought she might start sewing again. Well, she never has taken up sewing so now that she's downsizing and is moving into a much smaller place. There I was so proud of myself last week for cleaning out fabric and taking it to the ASG meeting....guess it means that I have room for a new machine. I've never owned or even operated a Necchi but for $50, in a cabinet with a stool and all accessories, there's sure to be lots of fun in my future. Once again, just like with my vintage Rocketeer, I'm so attracted to the styling on this classic machines. I don't want to wear vintage clothes (at middle age I think I would just look frumpy, not chic) but I can at least sew on machines from the past.