I have reached the pinnacle of sewing machine ownership. DH has purchased for me a Necchi LYDIA. This was shipped Monday and should receive it in a few days. When I was young, I always envied my friends with more common names. I have been the only Lydia (especially in my home area) for most of my life. When someone would say "Lydia", I would answer. Not so much anymore, it seems Lydia is becoming a popular name. I digress: I am anxious for this machine to surface. Hope it is all it is purported to be. More later.........Lydia Oh, by the way, does anyone own one of these? DH purchased an instruction manual (a real book) online last week. The man never ceases to amaze me!