Saturday, October 29, 2016

She's Ba--ACK!

My sewing machine is back from the "Sewing Machine Spa."  As he was carrying it out to my car, the repairman said, "You know, the manufacturer of this machine recommends it come in for service once a year. I think you'll find she sews a lot better."

I got this machine about five years ago, in November of 2011. It's never had anything done to it since then. I deserved that remark. "In that case, I shall make a note on my calendar to bring her back to visit you next year," I told the guy.

As I got in the car, I thought, "I thought my machine sewed pretty good when I brought it in. Hmmm."

I stopped by my LQS and replaced the 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" ruler I broke last week, bought a few yards of various WOWs and came home.

I sewed the back of the Peppermint Candy quilt.

Oh. Yes.

She sews MUCH better than she did before. How lovely!

Now it time for me to put this girl to work!



Pat said...

I know you are glad to be reunited.

Judy in Michigan said...

Is your machine a Janome?? Can't tell from the photo.

Nancy J said...

My Bernina QE 440 had a service in 2014, and had then done 3,950,122 stitches and our wonderful technician said " You have done a HUGE amount of sewing !!! ". Guess it needs another visit now. Your light looks wonderful. I have a desk top LED one and even in daytime when the sun is not so bright, it helps so much. You'll be back to the sewing now, with abundance.

Megan said...


{Hanging head in shame}: I've owned my Bernina since 1990 and have never had it serviced - yikes!

Sydney, Australia

Louise said...

Don't we all feel better after a spa day? Glad your machine is bright eyed and bushy tailed.

I admit I serviced my old 1980s Kenmore for the first time last year, and it did make a big difference. Now I have a new-to-me used Juki and I'm guessing it has never been in for the full spa treatment.

Sewgirl said...

I have heard some people use their birthday as a reminder of when to service their machines...I haven't taken up that practice, but just a suggestion!

Elaine M said...

I have the same Brother as you, have it serviced every 18 months. Works great and have had very few problems. Happy for you that you are back to sewing.