The Singer was my mums 21st present, she made many of my clothes throughout my childhood on it, a wonderful machine, a real workhorse of its time.  I use the Juki machine – a recent purchase, although its not got the same art deco enamelling and mahogany casing, it is a real joy to use and stitches beautifully.  I bought it from a great shop in Salisbury – Franklins.