Hi Kay, welcome to SWN. Hope you find your way around okay and visit often. Good luck with getting your first sewing machine! My first was an Elna 'Lotus' so I could take it to school and use it instead of the school ones. I had that 16 years then moved on to a Riccar Reliant which did me another 22 years. Now I have a Janome DC3050 which I love.