But, not having a minute to waste here, I rush out to the local Brother dealer to find a new machine. Don't need/want another embroidery machine...I really don't use it enough to justify the added expense. So I figure I can get a good, versatile machine, high quality ,with that sweet applique stitch my 8500 has that I just love and the knee lifter, and adjustable presser foot etc, etc... for $300 0r $400. After all I don't quilt on it. I just piece and applique.....WRONG! Way wrong! Geez, plain old sewing machines have gotten really expensive! Oh well. It does have all the features I need/love/want, plus a few extra. And I was in a bind.......strapped for time.
So tomorrow, after the board meeting,and guild business meeting, I'll figure out how to thread it and get back to work! It is pretty, and my favorite color!