I've been dying to get an embroidery machine for quite awhile now and I finally took the plunge last month because I was given a nice discount. $500 bucks off and 20% off the software...SCORE! The machine is quite sophisticated and a little fussy so I decided to give it a fitting Swedish name, so I call him Bjorn. ;) There is a lot of software to learn but within a few months I'll be cranking out my own illustrations as embroidered art. Just imagine the possibilities.. cross stitched covered buttons and patches to name just a few. Heres my first sample that Pam from the Viking sewing gallery helped me finish.