So I still haven't had my sewing machine looked at... it's still all locked up.... annoying. Wally's going to take it to the shop on saturday.... hopefully it's not too expensive (I couldn't imagine pumping $100 into it since it's total cost isn't much more than double that). We'll see.
|Sew Beautiful Bee - May block for Angela|
In the meantime, I set up my old singer machine (wilma) ... and she has a tendency to run a bit slow. I was able to manage through it to sew up my bee block last night, and to do some work on my pretty little pouch swap. But let me tell you, slow sewing is boring and it was getting really tedious. Maybe there's something wrong with that machine too? Who knows. All I know is that I was annoyed enough that I wasn't going to try to finish quilting using that machine. No way! So out came my old White machine (handed down to me when I was about 12... the thing pieced about a dozen quilts the year before I recieved it (my aunt was a machine!)... and I used it for about five years before getting a new one. And...
The white still rocks! It's speedy and quieter than the older singer. It's sturdy as heck... metal casing and everything. The downside is that I only could find one bobbin for it... which I had to unwind in order to put a new color on. The machine powered through the quilting and I'm nearly finished!!! Oh and my walking foot fits on it too! At least I've got a good backup. I miss Nancy though, she's a good machine.