Dolly, who didn't know the feed dogs could be lowered, managed to lower them on her machine, told me how she did it, and reassured me I could do it without breaking anything.
Yes, I will be using it for Friday Night Sew-In.
We spent the afternoon in Albuquerque getting things we needed and, in the process, spending money. Since my salary was cut by nearly a thousand dollars, thanks to the unwise decisions over the last several years of Governor Richardson and our state legislature, I'm feeling a bit sad that we have to plan and save for purchases that are wants instead of needs. (Yes, I know I rarely mention political issues; if that comment offends you, I apologize for the offense--of course, our governor and our legislators aren't apologizing.) However, I am grateful to have a job and insurance benefits, so.....
By the way, we've started a little yahoo group for people who use vintage and antique sewing machines for quilting and embroidery. Let me know if you or someone you know would like to join.