Thank you all so much for your comments on my post about the theft or my sewing machine. I was really overwhelmed by the amount of people who offered advice on purchasing a replacement and others who just wanted to offer their support. You all just take my breath away with how generous you are with your time and your words, I can't begin to thank you enough. You are stunningly beautiful people and you have really made me remember that for every one idiot who breaks into a car and ruins your day there are a hundred who can brighten it up again :)
After reading each one of your comments I decided to take the advice that most of your put forward and to stick with what I know, so I went out today and bought another Janome sewing machine, the same model as the one that was stolen. I loved that machine so much that I didn't see the point in forking out more for a fancier machine just because it was computerised, so I stuck with a good old manual :) I can't wait to get some time at home so I can set her up and try her out, I'm sure it will be the start of a beautiful sewing relationship! Also the amount of people recommending their vintage machines has seen me trawling through ebay to find some treasure, so watch this space, maybe there'll be a new addition to this sewing family some time soon... :)
In other news I have written another post on the Crafty Christmas blog, so check out what I have been spending my time doing sans sewing machine. There's some finished bits up there that I'm really proud of, and really pleased that they're done in time for Christmas :)
Anyway, that's quite enough rambling from me for one day, I'll be back soon with some more blogosphere treats for you.
Bye for now!