I sew, it's a big thing with me and a lifelong hobby; and just like your super woodworking tools guys, the machines in my life are significant.
I have grandma's treadle machine, bought in 1910 for a princely £10 and used ever since, by her and then by me. I have a Husqvarna Viking electric, bought with the small legacy from my other grandparents and used for everything from lace evening dresses to boat covers.
Recently my best friend died, leaving me a small personal bequest. I decided to get an overlocker and an embroidery machine as a way of remembering her too.
Overlocker duly bought, and not mega bucks, but the embroidery machine! These are in a different league. I did my homework ages ago, and chose the one that I really wanted, then sat down to consider the expense! It's a top make and exactly what I want. The cost is uniform across suppliers, I have checked this all out for weeks.
I spent much of today looking at YouTube clips of all the things I might do with this gizmo, hmmm time to chat to a supplier and ask about design transfer formats and stuff like that.
Salesperson 'Have you rung about the offer?'
Me ''No, what offer?'
Him '£500 off today only it's a Europe wide offer for just one day on this model, it was on the Shopping Channel'
Me 'Argh!!!!! I'll get my card!'
Thrilled doesn't cover this, it's due next week.