A couple of weeks ago My neighbour saved my bacon with a missing screw driver needed to get into my machine to clean out the lint from the feed dogs. Since then, the Janome has been sulking and it's hit or miss whether the feet dogs will respond. My next plan is the can of compressed air.
But I do have another machine, a Juki that FM beautifully. So 2 machines? One dedicated to sewing and satin stitching (Janome) and one for the free motion work (Juki)?
SPACE. I have none left. One last idea was to increase the size of my sewing table, slightly and place a machine at either end. I had been using my son's IKEA school desk we bought in the 90's but its dimensions were only 55" x 24". That's a little tight for two machines. A quick trip to the nearest thrift store and I found a maple IKEA 55"x 32" That 8 inches made a big difference and now both machines are out and set up. It now remains to be seen whether this is a good thing or whether it will drive me batty.