Friday, January 3, 2014

My Babylock Ellure

I took my sewing machine in to ...  holy crap?  Where have I left my baby?  It has honestly just dawned on me that I have no idea the name of the shop where I left my sewing machine to be serviced.

Anyhoo, Mr. Smith found this place that services Babylocks.  It's in Chatswood and the good news is that I know how to get there.  :)

Upon arriving in Sydney and taking out my machine, I realised that my bobbin winder didn't work.  Now, I'm not sure if it happened because of the extreme heat/cold that can occur during transport, but being the lazy person I am...  I just decided to buy an external bobbin winder and deal with the problem later.

Here's where Mr. Smith steps in.  He can't stand for anything to be broken or in any way not in working order.  He probably offered to open it up and try to figure out the problem, but - over my dead body.  Not that I don't trust him.  Anyone who knows him knows that he knows everything about everything.

So when he found this place, I figured we should take it in.  Our trek (lol) began on Tuesday (New Years Eve) at about 11:00.  Now, we don't have a car.  And I'm pretty sure that the tote I have for my machine and all its accoutrements was never meant to be rolled along for over a mile... only to the car and into the trunk.  Oh well.

Of course, I had to have a coffee.  And it was quite a warm day.  I suppose that is what contributed to the fact that by the time we arrived at the shop, I was fully sweating like a linebacker after a day of training.  The woman at the shop had a genuine look of fright that cannot be reproduced.  (When I sweat, I don't mess around.)

We had brought the machine, the power cord, the foot control and the step-down transformer (required when using American made products in Australia).  We brought the small step-down transformer, which weighs about 10-15 pounds.  I just asked Mr. Smith and he can't make up his mind.

They wouldn't take the tote or the transformer, so we had to bring those back home.

It was surprising about the transformer.  Apparently, other Americans have been dropping off their machines for service because that's the only reason they would need to have one there.

So, it'll be at least two weeks before my machine is all done, then she'll be running like a top.  I'm going to try to sew more this year.  I really do love it.  I just have to convince myself that I have time for it.  Every time I see material (anywhere, not kidding), I get the urge.  Then somehow it fizzles out.

What's wrong with me???

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