As is normal with all of my characters, Stewart - a.k.a. The Scot - talks to me. He loves to go along on my perusal of the various thrift shop sites where sewing machines may be listed. The thrill of the hunt for a vintage machine. He's been pushing me to get a Singer "Rocketeer" for the past few months, and while I've found some, none of them are quite in the price range or condition I would like them to be. They're really kind of cool and techie looking though, and have a wide range of stitches available.
Here's one to give you an idea - very 50's Jetson-y styling.
He got more excited about a find for a vintage Singer that is aluminum, was built in Scotland, and is available within my state. Best part is the case would also fit my grandmother's machine. Hard part is deciding how much I'm willing to spend on a new "toy" when I still have 10 at home that need attention.
Besides, I have tons of writing to do, NaNoWriMo is coming up and I have technical presentations and several exams to pass for work. Why do my characters not understand that I have to make a living and can't devote all of my time to their stories? Am I the only one with this particular problem?