I am having a fun time with my embroidery machine. It takes a little more of me time changing things out and adding applique pieces, zippers, etc, but these in the hoop designs are so much fun. I've bought some patterns and am learning to design my own patterns, like the owl coin purse in the pic. I've also designed my own pocket tissue holder and needle book, plus some applique and lace bracelets. I'm hooked!