Ugh! Tonight has been an exercise in futility. I have scads of sewing to do and my machine is of course acting up. It’s been fine…I’ve been using it a lot, yes, but I take pretty good care of it. I try to clean it pretty regularly.
Tonight my machine could not be placated. I opened every spot I know that I can and took my cleansing brush to remove all the lint. I hunted down the air blower and pushed out even more lint. I took tweezers to tiny crevices to get as much lint out on the off possibility that it could be causing the problem. I changed the needle. changed the foot. changed the bobbin. changed the thread.
But after two hours of this, still my machine is not working correctly. There is something messed up with the bobbin. It is pulling too tight or something. I looked up trouble shooting tips in my machine’s manual and it didn’t even give me as much advice as I already tried. The thread is getting all tangled on the bottom! I can’t sew a single stitch!
Worst case scenario, I take the machine to the shop on Monday…maybe even tomorrow…because I really have some major deadlines with my sewing (partly why I’ve been a little quiet on the blog end of the world). I’m sure it is a simple enough problem. Hopefully my handy husband will be able to look at it tomorrow and see what magic he can do. Sometimes it just takes another pair of eyes or hands to try something different. But it’s so frustrating when your machine decides to randomly not work. Doesn’t it know that I have needs? As in, I NEED it to work properly! You are an expensive machine!!! Perform!
And just so this whole post isn’t frustration…I leave you with a bit of cuteness. Today my Caitlyn is 10 months old on 10/10/2010. Isn’t that fun?! She’s so cute lately (even with her most recent cold!). Every day I think she learns a new trick.