I am guilty as charged, Jan! I have:
1.) Old Brother machine from WM that I received when I graduated frm HS many moons ago. It's been in a box in the garage for years, but I can't bear to part with it -- mainly because it has some unusual decorative stitches that I just know I'm going to NEED one of these days!
2.) I bought a Janome 8080 in 2003 when I got into quilting. It's a good, lower priced machine that I still use whenever I'm doing heavy sewing at home. I really love it. I am tempted by all of the bells and whistles of the more advanced Janomes or perhaps a Bernina ... but I haven't been able to justify another purchase yet.
3.) Number 3 is a small kid-like machine that does nothing but a straight stitch. This was the first one I bought to throw in a suitcase when I'm on the road for work. This one really needs to go. I just haven't found a home for it yet.
4.) Janome Sew-Mini -- this was my upgraded "travel" machine that I've used for about a year now. It does a basic straight stitch and zig-zag. Good for paper piecing and it easily fits in a suitcase. Although I have now purchased an upgrade (see below), I will probably still keep this one for those times when I need to put it in my suitcase and go.
5.) Singer CE-200 -- I found this on Craigslist last year. I've always wanted to try embroidery, so I took the leap. All I've used it for so far is some basic embroidery, but it does sew as well. This one is set up in my home studio just in case anyone ever wants to come sew with me.
6.) The most recent addition -- a Janome Gem Platinum 760. I had been waiting for the right excuse to buy a GREAT travel machine -- and earlier this month, I found it! A store in Delaware had them 1/2 price. That was all I needed to hear!
Ok ... that's the story of one girl and six machines!
Hugs 'n' pieces,