In another millennium, in another hemisphere, I am not using it at all.
No, I'm using it to hold up stuff on its way out of the house. It's built into a quite nice solid wood table on wheels, and takes up a small table's share of room.
It's nice, potentially so useful, and sentimental as well, so I have kept it. I do not love to sew. It's Living the Life You Have all over again (instead of the one I wish I did).
If I want to have an occasional sewing machine, just in case, to show the kids how it's done, this is not the machine for me. I can easily buy a compact sewing machine...
I did some research on TradeMe to price the machine (after the obCheck with the rest of the family), but then stalled again. Freecycle saved the day: "Wanted: sewing machine..."
Nice guy picked it up yesterday, and the new owner says she loves it. Grandma Eileen would be pleased, I'm sure.
As a bonus, I also released a small stack of sewing manuals.
Dollars and sense
New sewing machine? $1 reserve or $30 buy now on TradeMe
Old sewing machine table? $unknown, satisfaction guaranteed
Brand new clear space? Priceless