02 August, 2010

The Doctor Is In

He's not a medical doctor of human patients, but rather a doctor of fixing things... he's quite skilled at that and has years of experience successfully repairing and rebuilding items in and outside of our home . I mentioned a few days ago that my almost-seventeen-year-old Bernina had become ill and was going to need to visit the local dealership for a service call. I should have known what an irresistible challenge this statement would become. "Let me take a look at it first" my husband replied. He has disassembled the machine and cleaned and oiled it. He has timed it. He has vacuumed out every nook and cranny with the micro-attachment and stitched out a few test samples. It's better, it's quieter, but it's still not producing an acceptable stitch. This fix-it Dr. won't give up though, he'll keep thinking and pondering and return to the machine a few hours later to make yet another adjustment and test it again. That's the way he is and one of the traits that I love about him, he is determined. There may still be a visit to the certified Bernina repairman, that's not been ruled out, but it won't happen until every possible solution has been explored at home first. And, if it does end up going to the real sewing machine clinic, I guarantee that it will be the cleanest machine to come in for repair! No doubt about that.

Life is Good!
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Hang around positive people - Having happy people around you will make it easy to learn happiness. Happy people have fun around them and their ability to overcome challenges is higher than that of unhappy people who tend to lay blame and feel victimized. Choose the people you hang out with to suit your needs.

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Angie said...

Aren't you the lucky one, to have such a 'handy' man around! :) What a lovely picture of the two of you in the previous post too!!

Salem Stitcher said...

You are lucky to have a mechanically inclined husband. Mine, bless his heart, can do trigonometry in his head faster than I can say the word but can barely screw in a lightbulb. (Though the trig does come in handy every now and then.)

Nane said...

GP has pretty good skills but I don't know if I would let him inside my Bernina. Although he did amazing things with electrical tape when the pedal for my Featherweight caught fire!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ditto at my house!

Janet said...

I've got one of those too! It's sure nice to have a handy husband, but he's never worked on my sewing machine. He'd probably try though!
Hope you've got yours back in working order!

Lana said...

What a sweet blog...I just stumbled onto this one..I hope you don't mind if I drop in and stay a while.
I do have a question...since I am new at quilting, how do you get an acceptable stitch on the underside of your quilt when the presets on your machine decide your settings? Thanks in advance.

OhQuilter said...

Count your blessings! And I know you do! The money you have saved over the years, oh my! Of course to redirect to fabric purchases! Priceless!