Remember this post, wherein I lamented the special challenges of having an only child? Well, those days are over. Meet my new baby, Janome DC2007LE. Somehow I ended up with this beautiful new machine, ahem, decor computer, and I still can't comprehend what wonderful thing I must have done to deserve such a surprise. Somebody must want me to catch up on my fall sewing projects. Three pairs of corduroy pants have been cut and pinned for Ivo, and laid to the side since the beginning of September (why? why do I do that? I don't know.) Holiday gift creations remain stuck in suspended animation over the dinner table, talked about (yapyapyap, that's me doing the talking, naturally) with no sign of actually starting any projects . But procrastination no more, I cannot wait to get started learning my way around this little sweetheart. My poor Bernina, I feel a little guilty about bringing home a new machine. Her little presser foot is going to get all out of joint, whatever that means. She has served me well for fifteen years, though, and she deserves a nice three year rest, a little tune-up, and then she will be ready for Ivo. "When I'm six, I sew on the machine when I'm six." He'll tell you all about it.