Eventually, after other chores got done, I got around to it.
I had two choices, the first was to take the bobbin case apart, with instructions over the phone from Raphael Sewing, in Montreal.
That's where I bought the machine, and they advertise, phone support FOREVER.
I feel so sorry for them.
Anyway, the other choice was to remove the machine from the table, and drive it south for an hour and a half, to someone who could fix it.
I could see the thread that was stuck in the bobbin, but it wouldn't budge.
Neither would the wheel.
I finally decided to take it apart. So with L's help, that is just what I did.
First off, she dropped a screw. Now understand these screws we took out were the size of a grain of UNCOOKED rice. Seriously.
We crawled around on the floor, and she found it.
But even after we got the screws out of it, we couldn't move the case, or the thread.
So I oiled the whole area, and wiggled the wheel, and wiggled, and wiggled......and lo and behold, the thread came out.
Then we had the lovely job of trying to get these little screws back in. I dropped one on the floor.
Once again, we were on our knees.
L found this one, too.
So after a bit of tweaking, and adjusting, I was back in business.
This machine sews through this gusset like it was nothing.
I am careful to keep my fingers away from the needle though, because it WILL sew right through that too.
I told L not to get my double chin in the picture, but I guess there's not much chance of that.
I got about half of the totes done.......this was the easy part after taking the bobbin case apart.
It took about 5 minutes per bag.
That's what I'm talkin' about.
These are the medium sized bags, bigger than the purse size, and smaller then the tote size. Taking individual photos of them, and putting them on my web site, will come next.
Today was the first day in a long time that I didn't have to leave early, or get there late. No appointments, no place I had to be.
I long for more days, just like that.
Minus the headache.
A girl can dream, can't she??
Question: do you get sick of all this color?? should I do a black and white blog, just for contrast????