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Thread: Am I getting bored or burned out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Joe, Just take some time off and do some sewing and playing. You don't need to fix the machines as soon as they come home. Stop collecting for awhile and play.
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    That's perzaktily what I'm doing. Along with cleaning, sorting, packing, and other things. Got to work on my chariot too. Just need a warmer day for that though.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanofNJ View Post
    I caution you about the Bernina's. They are without a doubt my favorites, but if it is missing parts you will have to beg dealers for parts...I have a 930, 830 and 802...all of which needed work. The 930 took me months to find the proper parts so be prepared for many phone calls until you can get what you need. That being said...I love the Bernina's.
    I have one Bernina, an older one, but have not serviced it myself, the reason being that I do not have access to Bernina tools. Do you have Bernina tools, what are they, and where did you get them? Do you know where I can get some?

    Actually, I have the same question for Pfaff tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I don't have a Bernina 530, but the technique I mentioned is what I've done to several other machines that were gummed up.

    Joe
    I talked to a friend who has older Bernina's and she gave me the name of an older sewing machine tech. Before I jump into something I don't really know how to do I wanted to find out more. After discussing the problem i've decided to get his expertise on this. I'd love to have confidence to fix this machine but frankly it's above my pay grade at this point. This tech was very informative and I feel he can get the result I'd like..at an affordable price. We'll see. I'll be back to update the outcome. thanks for all the info you all provide here.

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    Joe you might like an old Necchi Nora or some such but they are sorta like a Kenmore.
    Elna SU is nice and would be a challenge for you
    I'm sure Pfaff, Bernina and Viking would keep you busy.
    You have been working on old fairly simple machines so far - that is NOT a bad thing...

    I think this time of year is depressing - no Christmas to look forward to - spring still seems a long way off
    not enough sun or warm weather... blah blah blah...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Oh Miriam, I agree totally. My brother and I struggle with Seasonal Affect Disorder. Sounds crazy, but if you'd met my brother . . . . . ;0) lol

    Jan and Feb are always difficult. Though, in NC this year, we have had several unusually warm and sunny days. Let me tell you, I was out on my deck with my pants, sleeves and shirt jacked up. I soaked up as much sun as I could! That has helped me a lot this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts View Post
    Hi Joe,

    It should also have a foot control for speed. The knee bar on the Bernina serves a different purpose then the knee bar on some older singers and Elnas, which in that case replace the speed controll and can be used instead of the foot control. With the Bernina you will still need the foot control but the knee lifter is to help lift the pressure feet so your hands are free. This is a wonderful feature and is also found on some newer machines like Janome 6500. I have a Bernina 830 and really enjoy that feature.

    I also got a doggie, 7 lb of attitude, last summer and it has helped me get out more often. I agree that they are very calming and help me get out in the sun.
    That is the cutest dog i've seen in a while, makes me smile!
    Just passing through!

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    I'm all for sunshine - not enough of it lately - yesterday we had some but we had high winds - not my thing
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    It's been windy and cold here yesterday, horribly windy and fidget last night and now. This day is shot unless the wind quits and it somehow warms up.

    I've never been good in wind, but this year has been the worst.

    Joe

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    high enough winds to blow away an old black Singer sewing machine... but I don't leave mine outside so we won't know for sure
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    If I'd of thought of that I could have put the Wizard out in the drive way to see if the wind could blow it away. If it did, I'd have one less to fix. LOL

    Joe

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