Are you ready?! Seriously! After all my searching and sewing my new friend that will be coming home with me tomorrow is:
Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I actually fell in love with the Janome MC 8900. I mean, fell in love with!! Like, it sounded as good as a Barry White voice calling me to quilt and create.................******************.........ok, where was I? Sorry, got lost in dream world for a moment.....Anyway, both machines are on sale and it was a hard decision until I got sticker shock! Then it pretty much made up my mind. Or atleast my wallet! I called poor hubs and he just about croaked. So, I didn't buy on the spot, I came home. We talked, I wooed, he reasoned, I sighed and now I realize that the Viking is the way to go. Sure, we all like the young dashing rich lover with the fancy car and stylish looks....but then we realize that just as handsome but perhaps a bit less polished is the trustworthy Mr. Steady that despite not having an Ivy League education will work hard, provide hours of love and understanding and in the end will be forgiving of our inadequacies and ineptitudes. They will even surprise us with what they can do that we probably have no idea. Sure they're a bit noisier and less refined but genuine, hard-working and true-blue for many wonderful years to come. Wait, I am talking about a sewing machine right? LOL!!
So, there you have it ladies! I can hardly wait! I still think her price is a little higher than I might find somewhere over the rainbow but this is the only place I can drive to in a day that sells machines. (she is listing it on sale with the extras that are on special for $2100. Oh my goodness I cannot believe I'm seriously going to pay this much for a machine.....) it comes with an extension table and quilters package accessories.
Thanks for helping me out and I'll let you know how it goes when I bring my baby home. Noisy little critter but maybe that will keep me awake through those long tedious chains! ;)