Cooler heads prevailed, and I did not buy that particular (very expensive) machine. Yes, I bought a Brother machine; I bought a new Innov-is, but I did not buy the original model, but rather the 800. Yes she's a beautiful machine; she is the Laura Ashley model. She has little bit of pink on her. But what she has that I really adore is automatic tension. Now we will just have to see what kind of sewing she can do. I have not spent a lot of time with her yet, but plan to in the very near future! I have quilts to make!
After purchasing my lovely machine, when my husband and I arrived home we found two large boxes containing 8 place settings of Pfaltzgraff stoneware on the front porch. This is where the real birthday thing comes in because, frankly, this is my birthday present from five months ago from my sister. The machine is my Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthday, Sweetest Day and anniversary gift from my husband for this year. So now I feel completely celebrated for the year! Yay!
And I should quit blogging and get downstairs and sew and cut (so that I have something to sew at work tomorrow)!