I left this morning for my Bernina dealer which is 1 hr 25 mins away. I needed to get my sewing machine cleaned & oiled. Usually I take it so it is there by Saturday and the owner of the store takes it to back to the suburbs for her husband to do the work during the week. Then she brings it back to the shop the next Saturday. A week without the machine. Argh!
So I knew it needed to go in and figured I have enough other things going on in the next week (a day on a long-arm…. 🙂 ) that this week would work.
When I emailed the shop owner, she said that her husband would be IN the store on Thursday so maybe I could get it back the same day.
Nothing like saving me an extra 3 hr drive!! 🙂
So I left this morning at 9:15. The wind is a bit less but still pretty strong. Crossing those passes, the High Crosswind warning signs were a bit harsh to read today. I actually had no traffic to speak of and arrived at 10:30.
However, the owners hadn’t arrived yet so after a bit of visiting with the store manager, I settled in with some handwork. I ended up stitching down the bindings on 2 more table runners.
They arrived about an hour later and he was working on my machine by 11:45. At 1, I got up and wandered around the store. An embroidery magazine begged to come home with me. (wasn’t worth it… I’m done with it already. ) But that was my only purchase there.
Finally, my machine was done, the receipt was filled in, the bill was paid ($50 for cleaning), and I was on my way. It was 2:00.
I was starving! I am on day 3 of a headache. Our cupboards are bare. I had no snacks with me.
A 30 min drive landed me at a subway for a cheat and a not very fun lunch. Then on to swim. I hope that was good for me. At least it was warm & the showers were hot. 🙂
After swim, I took my 3/4 full back seat to Goodwill. I hope some people are happy with their new-found treasures. 🙂
Then groceries. I was later than normal. It was 5 p.m. when I checked out. Not everyone else was there but almost. 😦
I should have taken my camera to spice up this post. But really I prefer 2 hands & 2 eyes on that winding road. The trees are mostly bare. Only a few here & there on a hillside still had some colored leaves.
Here is your tidbit…
Since I last had my machine cleaned in Feb 2009, I’ve put on 2.5 million stitches.
Nearly 8 million stitches since I got it about 5 yrs ago. I think these numbers are fun. 🙂