Here is the original post about what I should put in my new to me bird's eye maple cabinet.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/birds-eye-maple-singer-treadle-cabinet-t208731.html I took your suggestions to heart and looked for a Lotus. I found her on eBay last week for a buy it now price of $129.99. Waited 2 days before I took the plunge and bought it. So here she it. Not installed in the cabinet yet, just sitting there.
Thanks for all of your suggestions. She's perfect for the cabinet.