As in Ulysses Everett McGill, my new Brother sewing machine.
Don't be confused by the photo of Mr. Project Runway there on the front.
Imagine instead, if you will, Everett.
I truly hope Everett is all he is cracked up to be, but honestly if he can do two things, that's all I'm asking.
(1) Automatic buttonholes.
(2) Blanket stitch for applique.
I have neither capability on my vintage machines or the Juki, all of which have names as well, viz:
Also currently visiting are two machines of my daughter's, which I bought for her over the past few years:
- Kenny, the Kenmore.
- Silver, a Singer 600 Touch 'N Sew.
"O Brother" is one of my favorite Coen Brothers flicks, in part due to the clever dialog between the characters, beginning with the first lines uttered by Everett in the movie, as he attempts to hop a box car full of hobos while still in irons from the chain gang from which he escaped (clip).
Ulysses Everett McGill: Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
It may seem silly to have a name before I even have the machine, but I'm okay with that. I'm looking forward to getting to know Everett in the months ahead, and putting him to work alongside the rest of the gang, no chains attached—but those buttonholes and basket stitches better be awesome.
"I've spoken my piece and counted to three."