Do you have your machine serviced regularly, or don't you? I ask this question because yesterday I said to himself that when we were on holiday this summer I was putting my machine in for a full service as it hadn't had one in about forever. Seriously, this poor machine just takes everything I throw at it and keeps going. I clean out under the foot plate very regularly, and I oil the bobbin race like a good little sewing person should. But that is it.
You know what is coming next, don't you? It was like shooting myself in the foot. Today I hoped to show you a fully quilted Siblings Together churn dash quilt. I got going on a happy FMQ looping stitch.
Then the machine made an ick noise and the tension went to s**t. I barely ever touch the tension as it is always so good. I've never had to adjust it for FMQ before, ever. I tried adjusting it. Nope. I rethreaded, changed the needle, cleaned it and spoke to it (in the nicest possible way of course). Nope. It did not want to play ball.
My sewing table now looks like this.
Sob! My machine is now at the shop for a fix and a full service. Two to three weeks they said. Ugh! I talked nice, because I can when I need to. The man at the sewing machine shop said he was going to sneak it further up the queue so hopefully we will be looking at the two weeks not the three.
I would be even more traumatised if it wasn't for this lovely lady. She is actually driving close by here tomorrow on her way to somewhere else. And she is dropping off her Bernina for me to use in the interim. She is my sewing angel. I don't even have to learn a new machine. With the bad comes the good and hopefully it all works out in the end.