My wonderful hubby just bought me (5 weeks ago) this wonderful new sewing machine! It is a SINGER Confidence Quilter :) and it cost a lot (more than WE could really afford).
I had a little, blue, Mini Ultra by Kenmore, my Grandmother had gotten for me for Christmas right before I turned 15. It worked great for 9 1/2 years. But... over time the thread spindle broke off, and the last 2 years I have had to ghetto rig the bobbin threader since the fastener broke off too.
Time to get cracking!