Thank you Lisa. That was a sweet post. I have about decided on a Brother machine for her. They seem to hold up a long time and for her first, I believe it would be sufficient. Not even considering the one from ALDI's any more. She will go off to college in about a year and a half. Wonder if she will take it with her? We shall see. I do love to sew with both of my daughters. They help me with my quilts and have helped make a quilt for each other.