This year, I decided to pull it out and learn to use it. Purchasing patterns satisfied my need for instant gratification, and they were reasonably priced. I purchased all of my patterns on Etsy and they were instantly downloaded to my computer and then transferred to a memory stick, which was plugged into my machine. Easy-peasy.
To make a long story short, after several long conversations with Jody and Amy at Raintree Quilting in Juneau, I decided to buy a Bernina 700. Did I mention I am a sucker for a good sales pitch. This machine looks just like a regular machine and it is as easy to use as a regular machine but it only does embroidery. I was able to finish my Christmas gift bags in time.
I fell in love this Christmas. I am now a passionate embroiderer. I can get a project started on my 700 and sew a project on my 430 or quilt a project on my Q20. I am the woman with many machines and am loving it!!