I dropped what I was doing the other day and went to two thrift stores. I came out with three Singer buttonholers! I was shocked to find them at the second thrift store because they never have sewing stuff. I think the workers must sew and take everything home with them.
Do I need three buttonholers, you ask? Pointless question. The pink case one is slant shank. No, I don't have a slant shank machine, but I intend to...someday, when the right one comes along.
The green bullet case one (or "Jetson" case, as some call it) is a low shank one. Green--my favorite color. Actually when I opened it and saw that it not only had the standard five templates but five additional ones that I don't have, I bought it.
But why the treasure chest style green one when I already have one? Because mine stinks. Literally, it stinks--reeks. Very smelly. Whoever had it before my mother must have kept it in the moldiest smelliest basement around. And whatever that green plastic is, once it picks up a smell it doesn't let it go. I keep it in a ziplock bag away from other stuff. Now I have a new non-smelly one.
This was the best thrift store day I've had in awhile.