A few weeks ago I purchased the Janome 9900 and the Floriani Total Control software. Although I did some minor sewing on it, I hadn't done any embroidery. I went for my official hand holding session yesterday at the Fabric Art Shop. It turned out to be a good thing. Even though I had the manual with me, I had forgotten some things from my training session a few weeks before and I had a small problem with the machine reading my USB stick. After those minor issues were fixed, I spent the next two hours stitching a design that the machine said would take only 45 minutes. It obviously doesn't take into account thread change time.
I thought it appropriate that my first design should be dachshunds happily making a Snow Doxie.