I decided in May that I would make lap quilts for all of my five siblings and my Mom for Christmas. I purchased fabric in themes they love. I have a small Brother and had all done by last week, except one to bind and one to meander. I had the week off so I wasn't worried. Then the machine started acting up. The top thread keeps breaking.
I tried everything. Then on the 23rd at 9 pm I remember the old 33 year old Kenmore. I had it out in in Oct. Cleaned and oiled it and purchased an open toe foot and put it back away. Well, I got it out, put the foot on, got my practice fabric out gave it try and whoopee that baby rocks. It has awesome power and a much larger throat. I finished both in 3 hours! My DH (then boyfriend) gave me that workhorse for my high school graduation. He said he paid almost $200 for it then. It is well loved and is not getting put away again. I will post pictures when they all get their quilts today. We are truly blessed to be able to spend today together.