OK, so sorry about your friend. My BFF has been battling ovarian cancer for the past 17 months, gravely ill right now. I hold my breath when the phone rings--dreading that call.
Janie thanks for the info on the thread-will have to give it a try. I think I have the only machine that loves Coats & Clark--everyone else on QB hates it. As long as I clean out my bobbin area after 2 bobbins I never even adjust tension. I guess my machine is like me--a cheap date LOL.