All these craft ideas that are bouncing around in my head will not go away. They've morphed into dreams of my very own sewing machine. I've spent hours combing the Internet, pricing various machines. Amazon, craigslist and EBay have been my friends.
Last night I finally told my husband that I may need my birthday present early. (My birthday is in July.) I told him I feel an intense need to create. He said I've created two kids...isn't that enough? I said those two are done. The creating process with them is over. Hence the void.
Unfortunately for me, there are a zillion machines out there. Brands and models seem to be as numerous as the postpartum hair that is falling out of my head. So I started reading reviews. But there are too many reviews. Too many people have great things to say about their beloved machine, while there are just as many people saying why they think that machine was the worst decision they have ever made.
I suppose it's not that bad. So do I pick a machine simply based on the number of good reviews it gets? Is there a magic ratio...like, if it has six good reviews for every bad review, then I'm getting a good machine?
I think I may just have to pull the trigger on one and hope for the best.