Saturday, September 21, 2019

Reunited and it Feels So Good :)

I love sewing on vintage machines and I am fortunate to own a few but my real workhorse is my Janome 1600P. It is just so fast and I can sew fairly accurately with it even at high speeds. I just keep feeding the fabric and it just keeps on stitching.

That is until I started having problems with the foot pedal. It started cutting out intermittently and it kept getting progressively worse until it pretty much stopped - so frustrating. My machine had been in the hospital since July 11 waiting for a new foot pedal and also waiting its turn to get a very thorough check up and cleaning. I have owned her and enjoyed her since 2011 when I purchased her used along with a Grace frame. I don't know how long the previous owner had her but I was told that she had just been in for a cleaning. Don't tell anyone but this was the first time I had taken this machine in for cleaning/maintenance...bad I know. In my defense I did oil her and clean the bobbin area and feed dogs on a regular basis. Needless to say I had been missing her terribly but she should be good to go now for a very long time to come. :)

The table this machine sits on is elevated with risers so that I can stand while I am sewing. I just love this setup....it is so very freeing to be able to walk up to the machine and sew and then easily walk over to my ironing table instead of being stuck in a chair. :)

I am so happy that we have been reunited and I can't wait to dig out a project and start sewing with her!!!!

2 comments:

scraphappy said...

So glad your machine is back and happy again. I had the same foot pedal trouble with mine and I let it go on for far too long, not wanting to be without may favorite sewing buddy. Hopefully you will be all set now though. Happy sewing.

Chantal said...

It's hard not to have our best friend close by. I can relate. Glad you are finally reunited. enjoy! ;^)