Nothing dreadful I can assure you, but very exciting and VERY expensive!
As I wrote some time ago I've been thinking of upgrading my sewing machine, and DH was all in favour, since I spend so much time on it. He thought I should go for top of the range, and didn't even blanch when I told him how much the really whizzy dizzy machines cost.
After much research I found my ideal machine (which just happens to be on offer at the moment at our local sewing machine shop) and the not-quite-so-ideal-but-I'd-be-very-happy-with-it-all-the-same machine. Talked to DH about them and bless him, he said I should go for the ideal all singing, all dancing machine. So, I got on the telephone first thing this morning (the poor chap at the shop had barely walked through the door) and placed the order. And it should be arriving on my doorstep sometime in the next 48 hours.
Oh, you want to know what I'm getting?
It's a Bernina Artista 730E. Gasp! It comes with the BSR foot (now that was fun when I tried it out at the demonstration) and an embroidery unit along with all sorts of other unbelievable goodies. I can't wait to try it out. I may not surface from my sewing room for some time after it arrives, so I'm off now to do some housework and a bit of gardening. I might even bake some biscuits for Christopher!