At the People's Gallery art talk in July a woman asked during the Q&A portion what my relationship with my sewing machine is like. It's definitely a love story. My machine is almost 15 years old and it is held together with duct tape, pins, and styrofoam. But it finally, really died. Technically fixable but for about the cost of the machine, and with no guarantee I'm going to get it up to a good working condition. Enter a rapid fire, crazy search for the next one. Fifteen years is a long time and my sewing needs are so different now, so I'm going for an upgrade. Scared, nervous, super excited, and in a rush. Wish me luck.