This is my dream machine. The Janome - Memory Craft 11000. Remember Jerri and I bought ours May 2008. I haven't sewn on it yet because I've been too busy embroidering. My girlfriends pointed out that I should try sewing on it...."Bite your tongue," I said. But they got me to thinking that I really wasn't utilizing it so come next retreat, the Janome is the only machine I'm taking........maybe.
What I love about this machine is it has a knee lever so that I don't have to use my hands to raise the presser foot. The bobbin winder can be wound to more or less thread....I like to really load up my bobbing. The screen is very easy to see and the DVD that came with it has clear instructions. Several of my "wackhy" friends have Janomes which is an added bonus because we can share ideas and help one another.
I have to also mention that I have a PFAFF Creative 7570 sewing machine which as far as sewing goes is fantastic. I've owned it for 12years or so and have no complaints. As you, by now, have guessed, my sewing time is divided in to. While I'm piecing blocks on the PFAFF, I'm embroidiering on the Janome. I keep a log of the time I spend on both just to see how my time is spent. I post on my sidebar at the end of each month. Lately, it seems I've slowed down......oh dear.