My price range is pretty much under $500 (yikes!) and the Singer place will sell this to me for $349. It has a 25 year manufacturer's defect warranty, 2 year electronic warranty. Any ideas? I'd love to here from y'all about your experiences and advice. I've only owned two sewing machines in my life, both Singers, and I've not had any trouble with them whatsoever.
On a creative note, here's a little "mattress pincushion" I was able to stitch AND finish back in 1998. It's a pattern by Ewe and Eye and Friends called "Sampler Pincushion". It is stitched on 32 ct. natural Belfast using DMC. It's very tone-on-tone. I love that it uses a few specialty stitches (double leviathan, 4-sided stitch, satin stitch, and Smyrna cross). Most especially, I was able to use some antique buttons that belonged to my grandmother. I have a standing apology for crappy pictures.
Hoping everyone had a lovely weekend!