Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grr...

I have a confession.

I hate my old sewing machine.

I hate it.

Specifically, I hate the walking foot.  It is inconsistent, the tension is questionable...  And it's the only walking foot in the house.

I haven't bought one for my Bernina yet.  I need to badly.  But it's a pretty expensive purchase.  Even if I just get the generic, it'll be almost $100...  And we've been putting off a new roof.  Seriously.  A year or two ago, I got estimates for a new roof... 12 grand!  Ouch!!!!!!!  So I'm trying VERY hard to not blow money.  Very difficult.  I'd imagine the price has gone up...

One slight chance of a break, though...  My neighbor thinks we have wind damage.  *CROSS YOUR FINGERS*....  His insurance people are coming Friday to look at his roof.  If this is the case, then it'll save us booko money.

I'm going to get 4 estimates.  Hopefully, it'll be reasonable...  We currently have a cedar shake (sp?) roof.  We'll be getting a composite one for the replacement.  Much cheaper and safer (not so flammable) but still expensive.

So frustrated.

BUT... I have a secret plan!  This secret plan will potentially solve my dilemma...  I have decided to SELL my Singer.  Yes, the hated machine.  It's actually pretty new.  I got it 2 years ago and I have extras to go with it.  It's the Confidence Quilter model...  If I can sell it, I could probably justify using that cash to buy myself a walking foot and maybe even an attachment to go on my fabulous Bernina to give me more room to quilt...

Dare I hope???

Should I feel guilt for trying to sell this Singer to someone?  No, I don't think so.  Before I sewed with my Bernina, I thought it was fine, except for that damned walking foot.  So I could warn the buyer that it's not the best for quilting... or maybe that it needs some service or expertise to get that part working well...  I bought a darning foot for it, too.  Can't get the tension right on that, either.  So frustrating...

Anybody want to buy my old machine?  Hmm???  For piecing, it's great...  I have lots of feet!  I even have the original box and the manual....

2 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

A ha! Brilliant plan, indeed! LIst it on Craig's List. Maybe it'd be the perfect machine for a different kind of sewist - a seamstress? Or craft sewist? It's just not the right one for you, no guilt there! Good luck!! :)

AMKreations said...

I hope you can sell it...maybe try CL. I have heard bad things about Singer...but I did buy a Singer Embroidery machine off CL. The issues I had with it were issues created by the repair shop when they broke the embroidery bed and wanted to charge me $240 to fix it. I of course didn't have proof to say it was working, though they broke the plastic around a screw, so I absorbed the loss and found a used bed on ebay for only $50.

Anyway, I think your idea is good...I hope it works out for you. =)