After 5 scheduled days off and a snow day on top of that, I was so happy to put the kids on the bus this morning! I love my kids – but really, they needed to go back to school and I needed to get back to my sewing machine!
After about 20 minutes, my needle suddenly jammed, bent and then broke. It’s pretty rare for that to happen to me – but ok I knew my needle was a little on the fine side for what I was doing. So I put a new needle in, re-threaded the machine and then the noise started. My baby did not sound happy 🙁 After messing around with the bobbin area for a while, I came to the conclusion, that something ugly must have happened down there when that needle jammed. She needed to go to the hospital. Then came the really bad news – she probably wouldn’t get looked at until the end of the week!!!!! Oh, no!!!
Fortunately, I have a Janome 6500 sitting at home in a box. When the 6600 came out so quickly after the 6500 – I was advised not to trade-in the 6500 since I would not get my money’s worth on such a new machine. ) Evidently it was very good advice, but for a much different reason! So I am happily sewing again on my newest project and despite the flurries today – the kids are still in school! 🙂
Moral of the story: If you are a serious sewer – always have a back-up! I think one is probably enough, but I have a few friends who could probably jam quite a few needles before they run out of machines!! You know who you are!!:)
So you found your bobbin case cover? or did you have to run back to the hospital and pick up the cover from the 6600? My only back-up machine is my Featherweight (unless you care to include various treadle machines as back ups–heaven knows I wouldn’t want to count those as possible back ups!)
I ran back to the hospital!!