So...I had a thread stuck in my featherweight. Decided to take everything apart and 'fix' it myself. Lost the gib screw and cried. DH helped me look and I did find it in the bottom of my full trash can. Now I'm having issues putting the bobbin case back in and have decided to take a break from the whole thing for the night.
Boy, do I ever appreciate my featherweight guy now. If necessary, I will visit him this week with the parts and pay him to really fix it.
I did get the thread by the way.
Thanks for 'listening',
lots2do (but too wrung out to do them now)