First of all I’d like to say how much I appreciate your wonderful feedback, incredible information, and wisdom on this great site! May I please join in and pick your brains a little?
My blessed hubby has given me permission to purchase a new sewing/embroidery machine for our anniversary. It is a serious upgrade from my little Singer I bought at Walmart back in the 90’s. I’m not extremely new to sewing, but I am to embroidery. I plan on investing a lot of time and brain cells in this being that I have twin 4 year old girls to sew for. Since this is a huge investment and very generous gift on his part, I am really trying hard to make a good decision. So far, I’ve only made it to the Viking dealership. I was really impressed with the Designer I and SE, as well as the customer service/care/etc… My problem is being able to get out there and test-drive these machines without two 4 year olds in tote. My options for machines are a little limited, too…babylock dealers are not in this area, the Elna/Janome dealer is not a nice person to deal with per reputation/word of mouth…that leaves me with the Bernina/brother/Singer and as the other option. A pfaff dealer is, here, also…not too familar with these folks, but not in the greatest area of town to go for classes. Another thing pertaining to the Viking Designers…is it worth paying the extra for the SE? I’m willing to invest a little more if it a better upgrade.
Sorry for the long post. I’ve been researching online like crazy. I’m finding that the best research is your tried and true opinions.
Thanks again for any feeback and nice to “meet” you!