Sewing machine, a girls best friend.
My sewing machine is making that "clink-clink-clink" sound. Its very sad. I got it for Christmas I don't know how many years ago, and I'm actually surprised it's lasted as long as it has. I've considered taking it in for a tune up, which may have to suffice, but really I'd love to invest in a solid machine that would last me a lifetime. Etsy seller Surender Dorthy does a spectacular thing, and that is taking old sewing machines of yesterday and restoring them to work just like new. Not only do most of the machines come from the early-mid 20th century, but they are most often quality metal, and beautiful as can be.
I remember being very little and we had a manual machine built into a table. I used to turn the wheel around, and watch the needle shaft bounce up and down, not quite understanding how it worked, but it was so pretty it didn't really matter.
So when the time comes I get another machine, I want it to be one of the beautiful vintage ones from Surrender Dorthy's shop. Meanwhile I'll take it easy on my own machine, it still has a few projects left in it.