My husband just told me that he ordered me a new Brother PC-420 for Christmas!
I can't wait - I've been sewing on a refurbished, basic "Simplicity" machine that I can't even find a manual for (I have searched and search online - they just aren't available). It usually works OK - but it is totally basic and has some tension problems that I haven't been able to iron out. It will make an adequate back up.
I am so excited to have all those lovely stiches to choose from - especially the alphabets! I have done my research and was not able to find a single bad review of this machine. (Please don't tell me any horror stories now! It's too late!)
Yay! Only 9 more days until Christmas - too bad I have to finish my Christmas sewing on my yucky old machine.
Merry Christmas everyone!