I did some monumental things this weekend.
1. I donated the New Home 671 to The Sewing Machine Project
I still have the Viking 6570
I also kept the Singer 201 in it's cabinet
My Singer 221 Featherweight is still here!
Since I've added the BL Audrey, and the two Bernina's to the flock in the last year, I now have 3 modern and 3 vintage machines. I think that is more than enough!
The lastest machine I added is the Bernina 350 PE!! Although I really do like the little Audrey, I don't like it for piecing quilts. The Bernina 350 feeds so smooth and sews so quiet it's amazing. Even with no presser foot pressure, I got perfect quarter inch seams all the way down. I'll keep the Audrey for ASG meetings. It's 5 lbs lighter, easier to carry with the included shoulder bag, and it wouldn't be a travesty if for some reason we had a power glitch and the computer board fried.
My 730 is still a favorite machine, and I'll continue to garmet sew on it. It embroiders beautifully, and does fantastic decorative stitches, but sometimes that 9mm width can be a dog. Quarter inch seams are not impossible on it, but there is this ever so slight pull to the left even when using the SS plate on the machine. Not a problem for normal quarter inch seams, but for quilting, it could make a difference. The 350 doesn't do that.
Now I feel I have the best of both worlds, all the way around.