I sew on a Singer. I bought my Singer about 8 years ago from Sams Club for under $200. In the social circles of the sewing world Singers are considered to be... well as it was once put to me, "The VW bug of the sewing machines." And I'm not talking about the new revised VW bugs. I'm talking about the bugs that my best friend and I from high school would jump over the train tracks and bottom out the car and the next week her dad would jimmy it back together because the parts and car were both extremely cheap. However, I have to say that I have never had a problem with my Singer and I love the old bugs. Not only have I never had any problems with it, I have never taken it in for a cleaning or a tune up in all of the 8 years that I've owned it. I know. I've been a bad owner, and yet my Singer has been so good to me. So when she broke down on me the other day, I gave her a pep talk explaining that it wasn't her it was me and that I wasn't going to give up on her.
Yesterday, I took her to the repair guy and it turns out the problem is a timing issue. She should be fixed in about 10 days. 10 days! Ughhhh! I don't think I have ever gone more than 5 days without sewing. When the repair guy said 10 days, my son exuberantly raised both of his arms and said, "Yeah! Mom can't sew for 10 days." The repair guy then replied to my oldest, "You better be on good behavior then." My son then realized that maybe my sewing isn't so bad after all and that in fact it has distracted me from some of his mishaps. Anyhoo, I have no idea what I'm going to do with myself. It looks like I'll be cleaning and shopping for the next 10 days. I guess I'll make dinner tonight.