Yesterday I got a call from the sewing machine hospital to say my baby was ready to come home. She had a general overhaul and cleaning. I vacuum out the bobbin area regularly but the tech was still able to remove a ball of fluff the size of a large grapefruit from inside the machine.
The lesson - get that regular servicing !!
She has a new bobbin case (see story below) and the total bill was less than I was expecting so it's all good.
And she's sewing like a dream.
The new bobbin case is because I put a needle through it a while ago. I broke a needle and when I went searching for the pieces, I found the tip gouged into the side of the plastic bobbin case. Being the frugal (cheap) sort, I smoothed it out with a scissor blade and got it up and running. But since baby was going into the shop anyway, I figured I'd spring for the new one. I'm happy with that decision. :)
Now, on another note. Do you need rain?? Just send me camping. Both of our camping trips this summer were cut short because of rain.. Camping in a tent, with an 11 yr old, and a dog, when it's raining and the forecast is for more rain-- isn't fun. So, both times we went home. This time it took 2 weeks !!!!! for the tent to dry out. Every time it was almost dry enough to pack up , it would rain again. AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH ! I think we're done for this year. I need to win a lottery and get a trailer. But then, if it were a big enough lottery, skip the camping and do the 5 star resort is what I say!