950 Back in Action

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I finally managed to get time to take the 950 to  my service man on  
Tuesday. Very luckily for me he had a quiet morning and was able to put  
it right while I was  in Town . I have a two hour round trip to go to  
his shop. It was the timing as  suspected, which is now fixed and he  
gave her a general clean up and oil.

Got to test her out for myself on Tuesday evening  but I forgot to apply  
what the service man had just told me about beginning each piece of  
stitching with the eye of the thread take up bar in it's top most  
position, he pointed out how the needle can be in the up position  
without the thread take up bar/eye in the uppermost position. He  
recommended this to avoid the bunching of the bobbin thread that I said  
to him I can get occasionally.  Of course in my excitement of having her  
back I forgot this and promptly jammed the whole machine with looped  
bobbin thread...... a good while later I admitted defeat as it was  
totally jammed and went to cook the evening meal.  One hour later after  
eating it released it's hold on the jam and sewed like a dream!!!!!!!!!!!

So yesterday afternoon after my morning market I got stuck into the pile  
of dresses I have cut out and waiting. 1st dress got spat on by the  
steam iron leaving nasty marks so as soon as I had stitched it I loaded  
the washing machine and popped it in with a mixed load. Started No2  
dress and found that the 950 had deposited a nice patch of sewing  
machine oil on the reverse side!!!! I thought I had wiped her down very  
well but she was saving that drop just for me, so I hand washed the  
lining after attacking the patch with swafega . Put on line to dry  
started dress No3 hooray no spitting iron , no more drops of oil. It  
took all afternoon but I finally made a dress. This morning it should go  
faster as the lining is dry for No2 dress, so I have that dress half  
made and No1 dress is dry now just needs a press and some press studs. I  
might see the bottom of the box by the end of Friday if nothing else  
happens.

Hoping for a less adventurous day.
--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: 950 Back in Action
So glad your repairman could get your machine going so quick!
Barbara in SC  



Re: 950 Back in Action
Le 05/09/2013 16:05, Bobbie Sews More a écrit :
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He's a terrific guy and real find here where everyone is welded to their  
Singers.You would think a Bernina was an alien race!
I can put up with a 2 hour round trip because he's a good skilled  
artisan, I hope he doesn't retire any-time soon, no body seems to take  
on these types of bushinesses any more.


--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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Old singers or new Singers?  I love my ancient Singers but any that have  
been made in the last 40 years are crappy IMO.  If I didn't have my modern  
Bernina, I'd chhose a Husqvarna (sp?)  



Re: 950 Back in Action
On 9/5/2013 2:52 AM, Claire in France wrote:
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Have you noticed that these supposedly inanimate objects break down only  
when we have a deadline?
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Le 05/09/2013 16:25, Pogonip a écrit :
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Ah yes the law of Sod.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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Oh yes, it sucks if your favourite machine is not there. I did miss my  
Bernina, too, while it was gone for repair, but since it's back it works as  
good as a new one.
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Oh, the blessing of uninterrupted work... I tried to hang up a basket of  
laundry today and it took me about 1/2 hour since the DF kept bugging me  
with all kinds of demands (unjustified!). But then, the poor darling has had  
a hard day today: First day in school! She got a huge school cone filled  
with goodies, my DSIL, my brother, and auntie were there, and she had, all  
in all, a field day. Prancing about over-excitedly, she suffered a regular  
break-down after midday. But I'm wandering. Great you got something done,  
and, if I didn't say so before - I really like the dresses you make. Keep on  
rocking!

U.
  


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Le 05/09/2013 19:29, Ursula Schrader a écrit :
  First day in school!
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I hope you took the obligatory back to school photo of her Ursula. They  
are obligatory in our family anyway. It's fun to see the changes, my  
sister always takes my niece in front of the same door and it's amazing  
how fast she's gone up the door frame. My mother has all of us every  
year and now all her grandchildren every year, heaven help us if we forget.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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LOL.  I had to laugh even though I know I should be more sympathetic.

We all sometimes have those sorts of days and when they occur, I always  
wonder why I keep doing whatever hobby it is that has gone pear shaped at  
that particular time.

Thanks of the chuckle Claire.  Good luck with future sewing.  



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