I was surprised Christmas morning by this under my tree:
And when I opened it I found:
It's a Singer Slant-O-Matic 401!!!
I saw it at a shop that deals in old sewing machines. She buys machines that are in excellent condition only and then hauls them from NE Oregon up to SW Washington to have them gone over and tune up and cleaned. I am going to use her for retreats and classes. She's kind of heavy, but not near as heavy as my other two machines, so she'll be a breeze to carry.
I haven't had time to sew on her yet with my son being home for Christmas and going to in-laws for the holidays, but I'll take a spin on her next week. I'm so happy! It looks just like the one I traded in when I bought my first Viking in 1981. It was my mom's. So, I kind of have a piece of my mom back.