As you recall, my old machine is on it's last leg. So, I ordered a new one which arrived yesterday!
SO exciting! It's a Janome Memory Craft 4400, obviously.
Now taking orders!!
It came loaded with all kinds of accessories (including a walking foot, a 1/4 in. foot, and a free motion foot).
And would you look at all those stitches I can do!? Wowsa.
Only took me a few minutes of reading the directions to write my first few letters....it's going to take me a little while longer to try them all out. You can elongate them, as well.
Here's my first seam with it. It's beautiful. It beeps when you turn it on! The needle will remain up (or down) when you finish sewing depending on which you want it to do, the bobbin cover is transparent so you can see when it's about to run out, you can wind a bobbin without unthreading machine, it's quiet, it has a needle threader, wow. This is the best machine I've ever had. OK, so, I've only had three, one from a garage sale...but, still!
The only thing that I'm going to have to get used to is that it's not as fast as old faithful. And as my friend Julie likes to remind me, I'm a little ADHD. Maybe that's where my son got it!