I wasn't able to get a sweet 1880's Singer and cabinet a few weeks ago. It seems that a son was trying to sell it for his parents and he said yes but they'd already found someone else. At least, that was the story I was told. Who knows!
Now, having been bitten by the bug, I've found a Singer with a Lotus pattern and cabinet. $25 or best offer...
This one may just work out - I'll keep you posted.
Was the Lotus used on just one machine? Would it be a 66 or something else?