It's bad. It's really bad. It's really, really bad. I blew up my sewing machine last night and I'm suffering severe withdrawal pains. You see, last Thursday we packed up our stuff, then went to dinner with our friends, Dick and Bev. Friday, Saturday and Sunday we were on the road. Monday I did laundry and unpacked and grocery shopped. So yesterday I finally had time to sit down at the machine. I'm working on another bag, this one for a birthday present coming up pretty soon. I was happily sewing alone, doing a decorative top stitch between the patchwork blocks on the front of the bag when all of a sudden......silence. Nothing. The machine would not go one single stitch further. It was completely dead!
Now I have a computerized machine, so does that mean it crashed like a computer does? Did I fry the mother board like happens on a computer? Was it something I did, or did it just have so many miles on it that it just quit, like a car does? All I know is that I'm lost! I planned to get that bag done and another one, too, before the second week of March. Now I don't know what I'll do.
So, when I was going into town to have the phone guys do a small update to my phone, I took my sewing machine along. I drove to the mall where the shop is, and looked towards the building, and saw nothing but an empty store front! What? Where is my sewing machine dealer? It was here two months ago when I left for Florida! I got closer and saw a sign on the door saying: We're in the same building, just go to the East door and we're in room 618. Phew! I thought for a minute there that I had a dead machine and no where to take it!
Which actually turned out to be the truth. My shop no longer deals in this brand of machine! The closest store is in the Twin Cities, 80 miles away. They did take my machine, and for a fee of $20 they will open it up and look at it. If it's a matter of loose wires or snapped something or another, they will fix it. If I need a new board I will have to take it up to the Cities. And that is not something I want to do right now! I want to finish the project I started. And if it's a new board, will it cost almost as much as a new machine?
So on top of withdrawal, I'm really frustrated. GRRRRRR...................