I'm so excited, I wanted to share it with you.
The sewing machine arrived (thank you, John), and I ripped open the box and set it up. The instructions were remarkably clear and so it wasn't difficult for someone like me who doesn't know anything about these things. I said goodbye to the little cheap sewing thingy that had been giving me such a hard time lately and started to play.
My Janome, basic as it is (Jem Gold) does wonderful things, smooth as butter came to mind, and it is relatively silent so I can use it at all hours without disturbing the neighbors.