I ordered a Brother SE400 computerized sewing machine last night. It's also an embroidery machine. I first saw it online through Jo-Ann's website listed at $499 and then came across it at Amazon's website for $299 plus FREE SHIPPING! Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-SE400-Combination-Computerized-Embroidery/dp/B003AVMZA4
It's been seven years since I bought my last sewing machine. We had been at Jo-Ann's looking at their sewing machines and I balked at the prices back then. We decided to look at the machines at Sears. I ended up buying a Kenmore. It sews well and there's nothing wrong with it but I've always wanted to have a machine which did embroidery. The Kenmore does basic embroidery stitches but nothing like the Brother will do! I'm so excited that I'm getting a new machine and that I saved so much money! I'm praying I can easily adjust to the new machine!
Update on March 20, 2014: I received my new machine yesterday and also a disk with embroidery designs I had purchased off eBay. Hoping to have time to work with them tomorrow!