rather suddenly, in the midst of my sewing the blue shibori rayon popover, the machine stopped. The handwheel wouldn't turn forwards or backwards. As I looked it over, on all sides, I noticed that there was a thread going into the gap between the handwheel and the machine casing...
Apparently my habit of keeping the extra spool of thread used for bobbin winding on the extra spool holder is a Bad Habit. I've been sewing for umpteen years, and this never happened before, indeed it never occurred to me that this could happen, but somehow the thread found its way inside the machine, with these unexpected results!
Fortunately for me, the fix was simple, and a few minutes with the small scissors, and some careful unwinding back and forth was all it took to remove the threads. Took the opportunity to wipe out the fuzz and dust and bits of ground down rubber from the machine belts abraded by the Giant Wad of Thread, and the sewing machine is running again.
July SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||Lions Torse charter master||borders on red overdress||my appendix!|
|2||Terpsichore Fox charter master||trimmed forsythia||Goodwill bag|
|3||Grace of An Tir charter master||trimmed sage||yard waste bin|
|4||herringbone undergown ||pill case reshaped||appletree bits|
|5||indigo check undergown||quinceling pruned||-|
|6||neckroll pillowcases||loppers repaired ||-|
|7||carnelian necklace||broken-apple removed ||-|
|8||charter # 6||sewing machine||-|
|9||Laurel tablet weaving ||x||x|
|10||blue shibori popover||x||x|
today's gratitude - being moderately fearless about undoing panels on machines, and that this machine is designed with access panels that require nothing more exotic than a phillips head screwdriver