Okay, here's my opinion. All the new toys in the world will only make you happy until they aren't so new and you still have creditors barking at your heels. Besides, you could get farther in debt because this isn't an inexpensive hobby if you are a beginner. There are loads of things to buy besides thread and fabric. You'll wind up frustrated if you don't have the tools you need to do a decent job.
lots of thread
pins (the right kind)
marking pens or pencils
how about a table?
then storage for all the fabric you'll be buying
I could go on but I won't
I agree with putting one on lay-away or stashing money where you know you won't touch it and save for the one you want. Start buying the tools you may want.
OR, COME TO VEGAS AND WIN THE MONEY NOW!!!!!! LOL
Sorry :cry: Hope you have a happy birthday no matter what you decide.