After the safety switch activated in my Embroidery Machine, I had to travel 2 hours to see the Brother mechanic. I was told that they wouldn't even get to look at it till December 22nd. So, whats a girl to do without her machine. She buys a new one doesn't she ... This one is a brother 1250D and is a sewing machine as well as an embroidery machine. I had a lot of embroidery to finish before Christmas and this machine was on special and I got it for a good price. I love Christmas!!!!