Sewing machines are a little like cars, they last a long time but new models keep coming out with new features. Heck, the new Bernina 8 Series machines even have alarm clocks if you need to be reminded that it’s time to do something else :) They pretty much do everything but make coffee (at least I didn’t see a place for a filter). My trusted Bernina 817 is almost 30 years old so it doesn’t have NEAR as many features as the new computerized models, but it sure was fancy when I got it new as a teenager. It’s still a workhorse and I’d never give it up, but momma needs a new Bernina! Since I’ll have to wait on that a little bit, I’m happy to enter the Spring 2010 Bernina Favorite Feature Contest for a chance to win a box full of goodies from Bernina, OESD, Benartex and Brewer! All you have to do to enter is post a comment on the Bernina blog about your favorite sewing machine feature!