I've very much enjoyed my Holiday Show and Sale. I've had some success "re-homing" a few of my machines, and the others, I must say, look stunning in their new display environment.
The pink Necchi Nora is gone! This was a tough one to lose, but with three Necchis, and this one the only one in fully-operable condition, it was the most likely candidate for a sale, and it found a good home with someone who appreciates Necchi's quality and, in this case, beautiful design (and color!).
I also found a good home for a 401A and a 500A. These are the machines I love most, and selling them has the benefit of my sharing that love. I do have examples of these in my collection, so it isn't a loss as much as it is the opportunity to share what I know about these wonderful machines.
It hasn't been all about selling, though. To have the space to spread out my collection so that it's seen as it should be seen, is the real treat here. While they are usually packed away, waiting for one of Mary's crafting events to call them into duty, they need the chance to be seen and admired. Now, it may be that this is mostly for my benefit, as I'm the one tending to the display, but I count this as a distinct pleasure.
In another week or two, my collection of vintage beauties will find its way back to my workspace; some packed away in corners, or atop cabinets and shelves, while a few may grace Mary's crafting (aka dining) room.
My latest acquisition, a Bernina 530 Record, will have to take center stage; it's just too nice to hide away. The Pfaff 130 will be that which I finally put to use for a project or two of my own: canvas bags for storing, shopping and the just plain schlepping of stuff.
But the bottom line may be that I'll have enough space freed up to more properly display my collection here in my "office". That is, until I find a few more machines in dire need of saving from oblivion. Then I'll be back to the task of finding places to hide them all before my next Show and Sale when they'll all, once again, have their chance to shine.