I am quite excited, as I have got myself a sewing machine!
I didn't want to spend a fortune and I got bored of waiting for anyone to reply on the freecycle groups I am party too, so when I saw that a local shop was selling Beldray 7 Stitch Sewing Machines for £20 (apparently meant to retail at £59). I umm'd and ahh'd for a few days and thought - go for it!
According to the box, its ideal for creating clothes, making curtains or simple repairs... we'll see!
I am planning a patchwork quilt and after that, who knows! :)