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I am getting ready to buy what will probably be the last sewing machine I will ever own and it has been a gut wrenching decision.  There are machines that cost as much as a good used car (upwards of 10,000 dollars) and there are cheap plastic pieces of crap for a couple of hundred.  There are also many, many in-between.  So I started my search on the internet.  First piece of advice that made sense to me…determine what type of sewing I would be using the machine for.  Now on the surface that sounds like good advice and it is good advice but it required me to get honest with myself.  How's that you might ask.  Well, my knee jerk response to that question is I want to do it all.  I want to be able to do beautiful embroidery, I want to be able to sew every type of material from sheer to canvas, leather, and denim.  I want to do it all!  But the question for me is…will I really actually do it.  Honestly, no I won't.  I'm good enough with hand embroidery that anything I want to embroider, I can do without the aid of a machine.  What I do want is a machine that can sew a wide range of fabrics so that's what I focused on.  


When seeking advice I found that most folks I sought out were brand loyal sometimes to a fault.  "Oh, brand X won't handle canvas or leather but I love this brand so much you should modify your wants and buy this brand."  One brand loyal person told me that no household machine can handle the really heavy stuff and if I really want to sew those materials I should get a used commercial machine (after buying the brand they loved for every thing else).  I can only buy one machine so I kept looking.  And after looking high and low and reading every review out there…I found the one.  And I am in love.  I can't buy it until after the first of the year.  I'm counting the days until it's mine, all mine.  I go to the makers website everyday to look longingly at it.  I watch the videos and blow kisses cooing that it will get to come home with me soon.  Yes I know I'm no better than those other dewy eyed fools I spoke of I guess  it is like finding a life mate when the right one comes along you just know in your heart of hearts.  Hang in there Hazel (she has a name all ready) we'll be together.

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I love your cover photo.

What kind of machine did you decide on?   I went through that a few years ago and ended up getting a Pfaff and I love it.

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