well y'all, i must thank you PROFUSELY for all of the great comments, advice and emails, and thought it only right to let you know i've put the bernina search on hold. i know, i know. but now that the holiday tipsy has worn off, i just can't justify spending that much when i have a perfectly good working machine.
YOU BE QUIET NOW. DO NOT TRY AND STRONGARM ME, RUGGY ALREADY TRIED AND HE IS NO DELICATE FLOWER. I AM RESOLUTE IN MY DECISION. I SAID BE QUIET. after all, you can't be too surprised, can you? did you really think i would do as i was told?
plus, ignorance is bliss. i only test drove a couple in ruggy's hometown, so it's not like i really know what i'm missing. what knee bar? what needle up/down position? what automatic tension?
at the moment my ricky & i are enjoying the hell out of some christmas fabric, but if you're in the market, there are some great links/advice in the comments section of my last post!