Friday, October 5, 2012

Relativity


Relativity...that's what makes spending $130 on Naughty Pirate Boots seem indulgent....
 

but $300 for a new sewing machine (that includes an extension table, walking foot, 1/4" piecing foot and free motion quilting foot) an absolute freaking bargain. 

This morning, I was stitching away on the Blue Damn Rube quilt when my Viking decided that it was no longer going to stitch at full speed.  My machine has 2 toggle switches - one for needle down and one for 1/2 or full speed.  The needle down one broke a year ago and my machine guy wasn't able to find a replacement.  Looks like speed died too.   Sheesh. It's only 19 years old with 200,000 miles on it.  You'd think they'd make things more durable. 

3 comments:

Christina Flowers said...

I agree, I need a pair of naughty pirate boots :D

ANudge said...

Yeah, they don't make them like the use to. My mom has a Singer she bought in 1957 and it's still going - may have 500,000 miles on it - she sews all the time.

Lynne said...

Yes, you have to wonder why things don't last, eh? LOL