So I go to a new sewing machine repair place, becuase my old sewing machine repair place no longer has a working phone number. The lady takes the case off of my machine and this is what she says...in order...
1. Wow, that's an oldie.
2. What the heck did you do to it?
So I say, well it's not THAT old. I bought it new. Like 12 years ago. 12 isn't old is it? I mean if it's like fruit or high waisted jeans it probably is but a sewing machine? Husband thinks she was just trying to sell me a new one. Me=wrong tree, she=barking up said tree.
Then I say, well I'm kinda rough on things. You should see my car.
ANYWAY, they will clean it and service it, replace the plate, new lightbulb, knock out the dents in the fenders and top off the fluids. All for a nice tidy little sum of not less than $65.00. Minimum. ACK.
It will be ready in two weeks.
WHAT!? How do I go two weeks without a sewing machine?
Well I came home and moaned and whined. I figured my options were to go buy a cheapy at Wal-Mart or start calling friends who might let me borrow theirs. (None of my friends sew) Husband offered stupid suggestions and I kindly shook my head at him. Finally I gestured over to my old-I mean we're talking 104 years old, manufactured in 1906 old, treadle sewing machine that I bought at auction for $15.00 about 15 years ago. It has never had a belt and I use it as a computer desk. Well I gestured over to it and said, "I wish I had a belt for that!" I was joking. I don't know how to use a treadle sewing machine. Besides where can you find a belt for a 1906 Singer treadle sewing machine? It was suggested that I call the sewing machine repair place where I just brought my "OLD" 12-year old New Home Memory Craft 4000. Scoffing I did and for $12.95 and a few bucks in gas, I had a leather belt for my 1906 Singer treadle sewing machine. And holy cow it works. And holy cow I made a goat on it. And holy cow, I am SUPER WOMAN! Hear me mahhhh!
Who needs electricity and zig zag stiches? Who needs beepy buttons and automatic bobbin winders? Who needs portability and a little button that you push and it will write your name on the fabric just like magic?
I do, oh dear Lord please hurry up and fix my machine....SOB!
Smiles from the farm,