A Day To Myself

Sewing machines want to be used - kind of like cars and people's bodies.  If they sit too long then the oil solidifies and can cause the machine to seize up.  Sooooooo....after being on my to-do list for over a year I took a day to take to Sewing by the Sea - which repairs Pfaff machines.  They told me it is a good machine and they've had good luck getting machines moving.  

I bought this machine used over a year ago.  It had been sitting unused for several years, having been owned by the seller's mother-in-law, who had passed away. I took a chance when I bought it, oiled it, and it was working really nicely for a bit, and then got a bit gummed up.  But it worked great for those small pieces that I've been making in the past year.

One of the features it has is a dual feed - which means that instead of the feed dogs having pressure from the bottom only, this one is designed so there is pressure from the top as well.  That way when you're sewing things you don't want to shift - like plaids or quilting or folk art doll parts, the fabric layers move together rather than one shifting.  I really liked that!

Anyway, it was nice to get this off my list and I enjoyed a drive in the coastal air all by myself.  I ate at a roadside BBQ pit in Trenton Maine and shopped at Rooster Brothers, a kitchen supply store.  I bought myself a funky mug.

Dixie Redmond

1 comment:

Jan Conwell said...

Glad you were able to enjoy the journey as well as the destination, Dixie. (And I love the dual feed on my Pfaff too.)

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden