Sew Machine! Congrats on your purchase. Personally I think I would feel comfortable and prefer a refurbished model when it comes to Cricut. They have been put through all the test individually and pass. I do not think the ones off the assembly line are as closely inspected.
DCtalkTexas...OMG! You are right down the road! I do not have any crafty friends so I would love to get together and meet.
Crafty MOM of 3 girls