Daily Archives: May 4, 2005

Sewing Machine Blues

This time last year I invested in a new sewing machine. The Janome 6500, my dream machine.

I’ve been neglecting her a bit lately in favour or the spinning wheel. But tonight, I returned to her and was merrily sewing along until I broke a needle. My machine now makes an alarming rubbing/grating noise … I think I’ve knocked the shuttle thing out of alignment.

I’m very sad. I need to take her for some professional attention tommorrow. But knowing my dealer, that may mean I will be without her for a few weeks.

To cheer us all up, there is a picture of the yarn I spun on the weekend:

This is the blue/green merino I dyed in the microwave. I’m very happy with it and plan to knit it into yet another beanie… gotta love those beanies.

I visited the Latrobe Valley Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild again today. The weather was lovely so they were out under the tree again. A very pleasant way to spend my lunch hour. Continue reading

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