With two fabrics and rick-rack, I was frequently changing thread to match. I finally decided, with so many machines in the house, why not use two. The one I chose was a hand crank model that was already in the sewing room and fit easily on the end of my small sewing table. Also, it doesn't add to the tangle of cords running under or across the table. I love sewing on a hand crank machine. It is so relaxing.
Today, I finished another apron for our 4-H silent auction. Both apron patterns appear in Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates. I can't wait to get her latest apron book, Mother and Daughter Aprons. Maybe I am dreaming there is a little girl in my future? ;)