I have had my sewing machine a Viking D1 (Grace) for 11 years and must say it has served me very well and actually still does. It is not broke, it is not worn out, it is not unworking, it is in fact still a very good and wonderful machine and it will be the one I still put in may car for those quilting weekends and times when I sew away from the house. BUT, it is "out of date" in the world of software and tech world. It uses those wonderful square plastic disks we all thought were a wonderful step up in the computer world. I do have an external drive that will still read them, but let's be truthful here and just say it is not really user friendly. SO, a new sewing machine has come to to live with me a Viking Diamond deLuxe www.husqvarnaviking.com with new software and a thumb drive and a cord to directly connect to the machine from the computer. It is now set up and it sews like melted butter...we do get used to our machines and know them so well that we overlook small issues. My Grace could float stitches - happens with age. The DD is rock steady and so smooth it sings a new song. I have not named the DD yet, that will take some time to get to know her.
I will use my new DD to quilt the "cat quilt" that I am doing for a cat rescue group to action in December. Pics later.
My new DD will bring me hours/weeks/years of sewing time. Thank you LORD for my blessings.