I found a sewing machine repair shop in town. They also sell the very high quality (with a corresponding price)Husqvarna/Viking line of machines.
So I trotted off early this morning to drop off my old machine. Just the price of a tune up is more than the old thing is worth. I took a quick look at the new machines, but was not terribly interested. You have to be in the mood to shop for a new machine. I was not in the mood.
I was dismayed to hear that it will be approximately 2 weeks before I get my machine back. I was hoping the tech was just sitting around with nothing to do and he'd have it done by this afternoon. :) O.K. so I know I was dreaming.
I am afraid to order the Juki online. What will I do when I need repairs?
I need to do more research. It would be far better to buy locally even if it will cost more money. They will give me as many classes as I need to learn how to operate the machine, too.
So I will pay to have mine fixed and then I will be in no hurry to get a new one. Which means that I will probably procrastinate until it breaks down again. The last repair tag was still secured on the handle of my case. It was March of 1997. If this repair lasts as long I may not have to think about it for a long time!
Today I finally took down the Christmas trees in the family room. The room is now void of any decorative charm.
The whole entertainment center is bare as I've decided to use different accessories than what I had up there previously. Trouble is, I have no idea what and I have no creative energy this weekend. So it will sit bare until I do.
Since I am stuck home this weekend, I could have accomplished a lot, if I wasn't so blah. Hopefully I will have a spurt of energy tomorrow.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.