...I found this good old-fashioned typewriter. When I can find someone from the 'typewriter age' to show me how to change the ribbon I want to try typing on fabric (perhaps with freezer paper ironed on to the back to stabilize it). If I can get this to work I can see all sorts of potential for small stitched artworks. If not, I will still enjoy using it on paper for making cards and gift tags.
I also found a birthday present for my brother, which I am rather excited about. (Doesn't info like this, so vague it says almost nothing, make you VERY curious?) Unfortunately its still four months till his birthday so he has a while to wait!