This just arrived at the Dorsey Street Exchange yesterday, and the owner was kind enough to offer to let me take it home to see if it was a good fit. It is. I love my Mini Ultra, but this has a few more functions, and operates more smoothly. It feels right, and has none of the plasticky (sp?) vibration of the other. I can control my speed more easily as well, because it has a nice metal pedal. So I'm sold -it's a little more than I should spend right now (which = nothing), but after working on my current blouse project for a few hours on this machine I can't go back. It tracks straighter, and the stitches are neater, too.
Around the yard - here is the garden bed that was supposed to have squashes, which now has only moles:
Here are the garden beds which have sunflowers, kale, collards, and lettuces -some of which are growing:
Here are Nasturtiums and Moonflower which I have just planted: (the Moonflower is planted below on the ground, and will hopefully climb up that tree-trellis I have attached to the corner of the deck).