Ok, remember I told you about spring clean-up? It's when you take to the curb anything you don't want and can't fit in your garbage can, and then the city comes to pick it up. Well, I was driving down the road during spring clean-up just as someone was dragging this big heavy beauty down their driveway. My timing was good that day and luck was on my side. As soon as I spotted it I asked my husband to pull over(actually I yelled), and I jumped out. I was able to talk to the owner and ask her if it worked. It did!! And she even threw in some needles! People are so nice some times. Having just sold the exercise bike that my Husband bought for me on Craigslist two Christmas' ago, I now had the space to put it. We pulled it out of storage, I plugged it in (purrs like a kitten), attempted to thread it (that's challenging), began to sew (tension issues). Darn it, nothing is as perfect as it seems. I'm working on the tension thing, and found a sewing machine repair guy who makes house calls if needed. Even still I am happy about this great find and it will come in very handy for all of my future sweater projects. Who actually throws out a working condition Pfaff industrial sewing machine anyways? Really, who does that? I should get off to bed now as I have a very exciting day of hunting tomorrow - for sweaters that is. I'll let you know how that goes.
Patchwork Llama Sew-along: Day 5
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