Am I the only one who puts off taking machines to the sewing doc? I've been putting off taking Gertie, my pride & joy Designer 1 and the machine I would love to love. She's the one I've had so many problems with since I got her, and now that the warranty has run out at the dealer I got her from we're off to a different, highly recommended repair guy. If my suspicions are correct, and she is cost-prohibitive to repair, I'll have to look at my options. Sigh. At least all of the specialty feet interchange with my other Viking, and the Brother embroiders a 5 x7. Wish us luck!