by barba 06 May 2017

I am so super excited I can hardly contain myself. After visiting both Bernina and Brother and speaking with the technician in both stores twice, I decided to order the Brother Dream Machine 2. For me it is the most fabulous machine I have ever seen. It is super quiet, the scan camera was unbelievable, so many features, so many included hoops and attachments, so many included designs and stitches. I am sooo excited. It is suppose to be here around the 19th and I can hardly wait. I am watching every you-tube video I can find and can hardly believe it will be mine. This is my first big purchase since my husband passed in 2014 and was scary for me. My husband made all the big decisions and I was so afraid of making a mistake. Spending this much money was scary and having no one to discuss my purchase with at home was scary. I have been blessed with all you cuties and your input. I also had the pleasure of a phone conversation with Angie (crafter2243) and she was amazing. Very friendly and encouraging. She owns the Brother machine and was so willing to share her knowledge with me. Thank you Angie for helping me when I needed it. Thank you all for your input and advise. Right now I am still nervous about the money but so thrilled that I will be able to sew and play on this wonderful machine. It came with 2 free cleaning/tune-ups and 5 two hour lessons. Just a fabulous machine in my opinion. Thank you for sharing in my excitement. Hugs, Barba

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by mi30kaja 09 May 2017

Good for you, I know you will be happy with the Brother Dream machine.

I now have 3 Brothers. Not as good as your Dream Machine but good enough for what I do. Why do I have 3, well I have just upgraded as something new came on board. Thanks to a JANOME guy one sounds like a tractor, but that will be sent to a brother Tech to be sorted. There is no Brother Tech around me.

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barba by barba 09 May 2017

Thank you for the encouragement and kindness. It still seems like a dream to be getting such a fabulous machine. Am finally getting used to the idea and calming down a bit. Probably will not get much sewing done this summer with tending my Grandchildren and tending yard, garden, etc. but will get plenty done this fall and next winter. Good luck with getting your machine fixed properly. Sometimes I think repairmen do things just to make it seem like their machines are better and to make other brands look bad. Thank you with hugs, Barba

mi30kaja by mi30kaja 10 May 2017

Or they really don't know but want your business.

barba by barba 10 May 2017

Very true and some people have a hard time saying no. They want to try to help even if they do not know exactly how. Hugs, Barba

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by airyfairy 09 May 2017

You enjoy every moment with your new 'toy'. I bet your husband would be proud of you. Please let us know how you are getting on.

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barba by barba 09 May 2017

I am certainly going to try. It will be so much larger and have more potential than what I have now. I am counting down the days until it gets here. I can hardly believe I did this. So very excited. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by cfidl 09 May 2017

Wow! Congratulations! You will have fun with it!

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barba by barba 09 May 2017

Thank you so much. Hugs, Barba

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by LizO 08 May 2017

Good for you! My friend has a Dream Machine and she absolutely loves it! You made the right decision and just think of the joy you will get from making such lovely things!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 08 May 2017

Welcome to Cute

barba by barba 08 May 2017

Welcome to Cute! I am glad to hear that you know someone with this machine and they love it. It should definitely cover all my needs for sewing and embroidering for years. Makes my decision better. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by jrob Moderator 08 May 2017

Barba, that is fantastic! I'm excited for you and can't wait to see what you create. You have done your research, so don't worry about the machine. It will all be fine and you have Angie in your pocket for backup. She's absolutely wonderful!

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barba by barba 08 May 2017

She is definitely wonderful. She spent so much time talking to me and giving me advice and answering all my questions. I am thrilled beyond thrilled. I am feeling better about my purchase after all the congratulation, well wishes and positive comments coming my way from this site. Wonderful group of people!! I lay awake at night and try to plan projects. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by gerryvb 08 May 2017

congratulations, I hope you will have so much fun and pleasure with your machine ! we probably will see many projects of you. Enjoy !!

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barba by barba 08 May 2017

Oh, I hope so. It will be so different from what I have. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by kustomkuddle 07 May 2017

I am so happy and excited for you! Congratulations!

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barba by barba edited 08 May 2017

Welcome to Cute! Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by sewist1 07 May 2017

Congratulations. I enjoy seeing someone so excited about their new machine - makes me feel excited as well.

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barba by barba 08 May 2017

I am overjoyed with excitement. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by crafter2243 Moderator 07 May 2017

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you again for your support and advice. I really enjoyed our conversation and the fact that you were willing to give your time to someone you had never met. I am grateful for you, all cuties and what this site offers to so many people. I am in awe of this machine after seeing it a second time. Thank you again with hugs and flowers, Barba

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by Sewmum1 07 May 2017

Congratulations. You will love it. I have seen this one in action and it certainly is a dream machine

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

The demo I saw was fantastic. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by noah 07 May 2017

Good for you I am still dreaming ******

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

If I can do it anyone can. For me this machine seems like a dream come true. Good luck with your dreams. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by sdrise 07 May 2017

Congratulations on your new purchase You will really enjoy the machine. I have Baby locks Brothers cousin. I love them.

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by marianb 07 May 2017

Congratulations on your big adventure, it will be worth every cent and more.

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by sandralane 07 May 2017

How fabulous and exciting for you, I am sure you will not regret buying your new machine. Take advantage of all the u tube videos and help from everyone the free lessons will be invaluable. Above all ask when you need to know something, and have a wonderful time creating new projects with your treasured new friend. I hope that you have many many years of trouble free embroidering. Congrats enjoy. Sandra.

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. I am so hoping everything goes well and she sews beautifully from day 1. Hugs, Barba

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by carolpountney 07 May 2017

Congratulations on your new baby you will not regret it I have had brother machines for years and am a very big fan, happy sewing

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by jerrib 07 May 2017

Congratulations on your purchase.
I am sure you won't regret treating yourself to something that will give you hours of pleasure.
I can guarantee your Hubby would have approved.
You deserve to have something to create beautiful and special things for your family and friends.
Hugs

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

I would love to think he would approve but am not sure. I lay awake at night and plan projects and ask him. At times I am giddy with excitement and then my stomach flips with maybe I should have not purchased. So many thoughts going through my head right now. Thank you with hugs, Barba

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 07 May 2017

Oh, Barba...I think he would definitely approve...just knowing how happy you are would surely seal the deal...you will have a ball with your new machine...

barba by barba 07 May 2017

I so hope you are both right. Am very anxious to actually sew on it and try the features. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by dragonflyer 06 May 2017

So excited for you, Barba...I do not think you will regret your decision one bit...my best friend just bought the Baby Lock Destiny 2 which is the 'sister' machine to the Brother Dream Machine...I know that you will have many, many years of bliss with your new purchase..and kuddos for making this huge decision...I do not think you will have any regrets...go slow and take it all in...

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

I am so anxious for the machine to get here and to actually sew on my new machine. Does not seem real at times. I will definitely go slow. It is overwhelming to think about all it has to offer. Thank you for your encouragement. Hugs and flowers, Barba

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by lbrow 06 May 2017

How wonderful and marvelous for you. You will have so much enjoyment you will forget all about spending the money and if you do , you will think it was worth every penny spent./Lillian

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

I do hope so. I am so anxious for the19th to get here. At my age I generally wish time would slow down but here I am wishing it away. Thank you with hugs, Baba

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by toogie 06 May 2017

I am so happy for you! For your machine and mostly making a decision to buy. Now that you have purchased it try to not worry so you can enjoy it. I know exactly how you feel. When we purchased my last new car I was excited to have a new one , but didn't sleep thinking about how much it cost. Prices have gone so crazy. I can't imagine making such a purchase alone so I am very proud of you. Now enjoy!

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you for your reassurance. I am still having trouble sleeping. I lay awake and wonder if I did the right thing but I am so looking forward to playing with my new toy. Hugs, Barba

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by shirley124 06 May 2017

Congratulations on your purchase. I am sure you made the right decision. Make sure you take advantage of the free lessons. Happy stitching. Hugs

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barba by barba 07 May 2017

Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by 02kar Moderator 06 May 2017

I am so proud of you!!! Congrats on your new machine. it sounds like you have done everything right. And you are continuing to be 3 steps ahead. You go girl and enjoy every minute getting ready to receive it and every minute of stitching.

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barba by barba 06 May 2017

Thank you. I hope I made the right decision but it seems so weird to be doing things alone. I keep second guessing myself. My husband always made the decisions and I trusted him to be right. I am excited but also afraid if that makes any sense. Your encouragement is much appreciated. Hugs and flowers, Barba

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by parkermom 06 May 2017

I'm so glad for you! I hope you have a great time with it.

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barba by barba 06 May 2017

I can not wait to sew on it. I have two quilts sandwiched and ready to stipple. That will probably be my first project to try to stipple in the hoop. It looked so amazing. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by graceandham 06 May 2017

Neaten your sewing room, cut out some projects, check your stabilizer reserves, arrange your fabrics, and make a list of the first 20 things you want to stitch. Also, sweep, grocery shop and any other petty things that might interfere later! I'm so happy for you. You will be in love immediately. Congratulations.

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barba by barba 06 May 2017

I think I am too excited to clean. All I want to do is read and watch videos of the new machine. I feel like a 66 year old kid. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by babash 06 May 2017

I am so pleased for you. I have seen this machine in action and it looks so good. I am sure you will be very happy with your decision to spend the money.
Also nice to have someone you can talk to as well.

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barba by barba 06 May 2017

It was great to have someone to talk to other than a salesperson. Thank you with hugs, Barba

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by asterixsew Moderator 06 May 2017

Barba congratulations on your choice of new machine and I hope when it arrives that you have many happy hours working together. It is useful getting others ideas here and actually speaking with someone who owns and uses the machine is icing on the cake as it were. There are times in the past that I have wanted advice from others here and its been invaluable. Congratulations also on making such a large decision by yourself. The back up sounds great too. Now we can all look forwards to seeing what you create in projects.

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barba by barba 06 May 2017

Thank you. I come here as often as I can to read all the advice and info. Big decision but I am so excited. Hugs, Barba

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