The Sad State of the Sewing Machine

So this is my wonderful sewing machine! It can do almost everything but serge! I love it! I carried it in the back seat of my little Honda Civic all the way from Texas to Alaska. It has always served me well. Until Monday night. I was happily making progress on the never ending Double Wedding Ring, when it made the noise- Ung Ung Unggggggggggg. The needle went crooked & the whole machine froze!! I waited, let it rest some & tried it again. No luck. I rethreaded the needle (which supposedly fixes 99% of all problems.) Then I went to rethread the bobbin & I saw it. A nasty, nastly mess of threads wrapped around the bobbin cage. I used the best sewing machine mechanical knowledge I posess & cleared out that area & tried sewing again. Now it wasn’t even making stitches! I had to walk away. Tuesday morning I tried again. No such luck. Tuesday night I tried again, failure again. Wednesday afternoon I took it to Chris at J&H Sewing & begged for helped. After he stopped laughing at me for the noises I tried to mimic from the sewing machine, he said he could get to it soon. So I am temporarily without my beloved sewing machine. The never ending Double Wedding Ring will be delayed a tad longer. Here’s an update on what it looks like thus far:

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