d'sm-- husqvarna viking is a quality product! i had mine for many years before someone stole it. they didn't get the footpedal! i went with top of the line kenmore and loved it for 23 or4 years. i think it just needs a thorough cleaning to get it going again, but i have enough other machines i'm in no hurry!! it would be funny if we had the same one.
the only fabric i have bought is in the form of pre-made clothing. i am going to texas in a few weeks and i always like to get new clothes. and i go with a color plan which allows me to go with just a carry-on for a month or more. this trip's color is coral.