Save up! You will enjoy the upgrades. As you know I particularly like Kit 3. It is somewhat like getting 3 upgrades in one. A bigger border hoop, some border designs and then the ability to connect large items via the camera connect function.
Great to hear from you as well. I am not sure about the Novi show yet, we shall see closer to the time of the event. I usually save the date for Leabu's, and wait to hear from them. It was very interesting this past year, I ended up demoing more Machines than software that weekend and selling them. Usually, I am swamped showing software. So.... it was a different experience which I really enjoyed.
Last years show was also much quieter than previous years. I wondered if it was because of all the home sporting events that weekend. The Tigers were winning and had a home game, Michigan and Michigan State both played at home and I think the Lions had a home game as well. I really do enjoy that show (it is one of the few I travel to work) and I love Michigan in the Fall and Summer months! It is kind of going home for me as my husband and I lived in that area for a few years.
Have a greast day today. It is absolutely beautiful here today! The sun is out in full force and the trees and flowers in full bloom.