My husband dropped off my sewing machine at the dealer’s Monday. I hated parting with it, but it wasn’t running right. Something in the upper tension catches, causing a grinding noise and making the hand wheel difficult to turn. I hope it’s just dirty and a good cleaning will fix it.
I tried everything to make it run right. I rethreaded it about a dozen times. I changed the thread. I changed the needle twice. I cleaned out the bobbin area three times. I rethreaded the bobbin half a dozen times. Nothing made a difference.
On the bright side, I finished the fabric grocery bag before I decided the machine had to go in for service.
I figure life will give me hours of free time this week since I don’t have my good machine. It’s Murphy’s Law of sewing time. What can I work on without a machine? I can continue appliquéing the 1940s dresden plate blocks. I can cut into the yummy fabric I bought to make that purse. I can play with the paints and the dyes. I’ve wanted to try more stamping with silly putty. I have a design challenge to work on in EQ6 for the EQArtTutorial YahooGroup.
Machine? I need a machine?