I repeat, the eagle has landed. Yesterday right after lunch I got the happiest phone call from the receptionist at work. My new sewing machine had arrived. I quickly sprinted up front to retrieve my prize. I decided to go with the Brother cs6000i. It is a moderately priced machine and has 60 stitches and some slightly fancy features. I was so excited because it came with a hard carrying case and extended table attachment. Yipee! I will probably take it for a test drive later this week. I appreciate all who helped out by giving your opinions and letting me know what you sew with. Cheers!