Just joined and wanted say hello to everyone although I have been "spying" for quite a while :twisted: I have learned a lot from the board already, like how to clean my vintage machines! I own a Singer model 9W, a White rotary model 13 and a Universal zig-zag (my workhorse!). My very favorite thing to do is thrift shopping. It drives my family nuts! We can't go anywhere that I am not looking for a goodwill, salvation army, etc. It is definitely an addiction. I have been married for 18 years to my wonderful husband Marc and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Kara and Emily. I recently lost my baby sister to cervical cancer at the young age of 37. I miss her every day. To all you ladies out there...get your paps done faithfully!!!