Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Embroidery machine frustrations

You may think the tractor longall is cute, but I am having problems with my embroidery machine -- I have a Singer Futura embroidery/sewing machine and I think I am going to have to take it to the shop if I want to embroider anymore -- it pulls the bobbin thread up sometimes, sometimes it stops in the middle of a project and quits -- sometimes it doesn't sew in the hoop where you have told it to -- sometimes you change color and it gets a little "off" in the layout -- but all of this is sometimes... I wonder if it is the laptop circa 1999 that is running it, or the fact that I use it almost daily for what, 2 years now? and have never had it serviced. on a non-embroidery complaint, I press the presser foot and it does one stitch and stops on sometimes basis too, and today for some reason my needle is sewing about an 1/16 of an inch to the right rebooted it and it recentered right back offcenter...ugh!

I have certainly gotten my $500 out of this machine, and I wonder now, should I ask for a laptop for Christmas? or maybe just take it to the repair shop for "upkeep" -- anyway, enough complaining about it, I am so blessed, look on this blog and see all of the beautiful things my machine can do with my will keep on running and I'll keep churning out all of this pretty stuff -- oh, my girls are so lucky

1 comment:

tcmoniz said...

My vote - service the machine, and if all is well, then ask for a new laptop! :)

I finally bought a laptop (for personal use) just a few months ago, and I was amazed at how inexpensive they have become. I wanted a 17" screen and a big hard drive, and I still managed to find one for around $600 at Staples. I would bet on some good sales between now and Xmas! :)