I got it from the Joanne Fabric store here in South Burlington, and it was on sale! It has most of the things I wanted and in the price range I was looking for. No, it's not the fancy Bernina that would have been great to get, but baby steps to get there. I'm just excited I get something modern and didn't go into debt to get it!
I'm sad to say that it sat in the box for a while since I've been busy with other things but today I finally cracked open the box and pulled it out. I did the responsible thing and got the owners manual and read most of it first. It will take some getting use to it because I really know how to use my old machine - but I know once I master this one I am going to love it. I can't wait to get started, unfortunately it won't be tonight. Well, maybe I can stitch 2 blocks together on an UFO I have sitting next to my machine.
Now, I need a better workspace.... hahahaha.