Look what I got today! After telling Pete yesterday that I wanted a new sewing machine for my birthday, he only went and bought me a new machine today! It's a Toyota Quiltmaster 'Quilt 50' and as well as doing all the usual things you'd expect it also has various quilting functions and attachments (you'd never guess that from the name, would you? ;-p). I've been playing with it this afternoon and I love it to bits! When my old machine worked properly I always thought it sewed ok, but the new one is so much easier to use and has a much smoother action. It even threads the needle for you - what more could a girl ask for? I might even have a bash at quilting one of these days! LOL. Got to show willing, haven't you?