Well....this year is no different. First I hit the coffee bean. Although they cleaned the machine and called it all better, it's not. (this is not the store that I bought the machine. Just closer to me)The bobbin tension is still off. I tried to fix it and in the process messed up the top tension! Not quite defeated yet, I took out my travel machine and just in case checked the tension on it. Now I got rid of this as a full time machine because of tension issues. I could not get the tension right. I completely fell apart. I mean come on! I'm leaving at 7 in the morning! You know, I'm good in a major crisis. It's the little things that do me in! In the meantime the quilters ESP kicked in and all of my friends called and offered to let me use their machines. I was totally ready to go in the backyard and eat worms when I decided to go to Hancocks and just buy a new machine. So here is my newest baby. It's a Janome 2139N. My girlfriend said it's very similar to her Gem Gold.It was not expensive at all plus there was a 10% off coupon. It covered the tax! It doesn't have a blanket stitch but I'll just have to deal with it. It is justified because I will use this for all of my charity quilting and retreats. I have all the attachments since I've always owned Janome or New Home. My huge lucite bed fits well enough to use. All in all it's a good thing. Not too good for my monthy quilting expenses but I will use it enough to make it worthwhile. Have a great week! Don't have too much fun without me!