...and here it is!
It's a Janome Decor Excel II
I was going to go for the machine they use in the programme 'Great British Sewing Bee' but it wasn't as sturdy and only had 5 feed dogs as opposed tho this one having 7 and the motor is not as powerful as this one.
So I brought it home, but what a shock after using my 6600 for 7 years and getting used to pressing buttons. It's a great little machine though and will take a bit of getting used to - I can have two projects on the go at the same time now when my other one gets back from repair!
So here's my first project made with it!
It sews like a dream...nice and quiet :-)
I worked out how to do free motion quilting too - unfortunately my darning foot won't fit...must be just for the 6600...so I just removed the foot attached to the machine and let the needle do the stitching on its own! It worked anyway :-)
...and here's a close-up