Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sewing Machines


I seriously wonder about the newer sewing machines we have been "blessed" with nowadays. I have this old hand cranked Singer sewing machine and an old Singer treadle. The treadle I could still use if the belt hadn't wore out. If I replaced that I would be off and ~~well off and treadling! The crank Singer still works all you have to do is turn the crank. There isn't much to either machine. You put your fabric under the needle and start sewing. Neither of the machines has a reverse but both machines have attachments to gather and do ruffles and so on. Button holes are done by hand as in Hand Embroidery.
Now I have my new Janome New as in it is over ten years old and a Jonome that is from 1986 or there abouts. Yesterday when I was suppose to be sewing up a storm instead I was storming over sewing machines! The one goes clank and that is it. It needs to go to a hospital no doubt about it. My daughter was running it trying to sew her table runner for a sewing class. But it won't budge at all. It has had this kind of attack some years ago. I had a sewing machine fixer upper
friend fix it. It is no big deal but it is a problem and I do not remember what the problem was. The one I was using is from a friend whose husband bought it for her as an appeasement offering after he went out and bought a fancy motorcycle. She has rarely ever used it so she lent it to me for however long I want to use it. The silly thing has a real thing for gathering all the thread on the bottom in a big lump. It will get sorted out but it has to make sure you burst into tears first and cry out to the LORD for help and threaten to throw it out a window. After you take it apart and clean the lint out and try different needles and so on and so forth suddenly it gets all happy and runs like a charm. By that time you are drinking a couple cups of some kind of nerve calming tea and thinking you will never ever sew another seam again!!
Okay so now the rant is over. I want a sewing machine that runs when I turn it on and
doesn't have issues! Sort of like a vehicle ~~you know I love the ones that you turn the key and vrrroom it starts. No banging on the solinoid, no climbing under the hood to pour gas in the carborator, no rolling it down a hill to jump start it. Tires that stay round~~oh and candy apple red would be nice to boot instead of rust and mixed colours. Oh and while I am at it here how about a computer that just plain works without me trying to figure out why it doesn't
I am sure the machines of this world are trying to drive us crazy then they have a plot to take it over.
Maybe I will go back to the treadle and a horse drawn buggy and pen and ink!! Maybe tomorrow ~~I don't have time today

Ponder the ways of your feet,
And let your ways be established.
Proverbs 4:26

May Your Day be Filled
with Peace and Love
Roxanne

4 comments:

the Hearth-Keeper said...

I love your blog posts! Always make me smile, hehe.
PS, my sewing machine is older than me and doesn't like me either :(

wildernesswoman said...

Happy Easter to you too ( :
I will be doing some more posts,pictures and videos soon.
The creek has opened up and the geese and ducks are back.
Blessings to you and yours,

Linda said...

Haha I sure understand sewing machine frustration! I remember having an ancient one that worked great and when it had a problem my older sister could fix it in a snap, because she had two of her own! Well then of course I had to buy a new fancy one that did buttonholes and machine embroidery. I had a great time with it until one day it just went CLUNK and thereafter refused to sew properly , no matter what I did. I took it to several repair people, paid money and it still wouldn't work. I was starting to think that I was the problem until somebody finally kindly told me it was broken deep inside and no one could get the part for it anymore. My oldest daughter made it limp along for a bit, until it finally drove her to sewing machine despair. So now I have a brand spanking new sewing machine courtesy of my Save ON More points ( saved the points for years) The only problem is I'm afraid to touch it!

air max said...

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