This is the machine I've been using, a Singer 1525 mechanical:
When I first got married, my parents bought me a Singer Touch and Sew:
I sewed a lot of baby clothes on that! Then a salesman convinced me a Newhome was a better machine (and it was) and I sewed on this for about 25 years:
I think my kids will remember this one. I made my oldest daughter's prom dress on this machine. From baby clothes to prom, this one did it all. When it died, I wish I had insisted on it being repaired, but, you know, NEW MACHINE! WANT! I didn't even give it a decent burial. Sniff.
But the Singer Stylist is rocking my world right now.