My Viking doesn't work...the feeddogs won't move...
Therefore, the fabric does not move under the presser foot.
We purchased invested in my Viking in 1980.
That makes him 30 years old...
(That would be 210 in dog years)
But I had to have him...I taught sewing in High School.
I taught Adult Sewing classes through the Technical School.
I taught Sewing Classes at Northwest Fabrics.
I could count on him to sew on buttons and to create a beautiful blind hemming stitch to shorten all of my skirts and trousers.
Change the little computer panel and we could create beautiful embroidery stitches.
My Viking and I stitched bedspreads, drapery, tablecloths and pillows.
We made wool suits for myself and sportcoats for my hubby.
Well, in fact we sewing all of my clothing...dresses, skirts, tops, coats, pants, jackets, pajamas...I even made jeans and my own lingerie.
And then for our daughters...matching dresses
at Christmas and at Easter.
So...now...what to do?
(I just can't bear to send him to the sewing machine graveyard.)
And, do you see how my Hobbylock is trying to inch over into his space?
I love my serger, but there are just certain things that Hobbylock can't do,
like gathering, topstitching, or a narrow rolled hem...
In the meantime...out of storage...
My Singer Genie.
She was my high school graduation gift in the 70's.
Like today's graduate buys a laptop...I bought a sewing machine.
After all...I was going away to major in Textiles and Clothing.
I took every clothing construction course offered.
So...for now...Genie is my "It Girl".
Together we went to college, we adjusted to dorm life, we lived at the sorority house, we stayed up all night to finish projects for my construction courses, we earned our degree, we secured a job teaching Home Economics...
Together...we sewing my wedding dress.
We go way back.
I'd love to hear from any of you if you think there is hope for my Viking friend.
He's been to the most reputable sewing machine shop in South Dakota, but that certainly doesn't mean there isn't someone out there that has a part and can fix him.
Greetings. My name is Natalie. Scott and I have been married for 36 years and we have two beautiful daughters. They have both finished college and moved away to follow their dreams. We have two faithful kitties, Lucy & Jasmine. I just retired after my 38th year teaching Family & Consumer Science at our Public High School. I have been creating things since I was a little girl. I hope you have time to stop into my Etsy shops to see how I spend my leisure time. Thank you for your visit. Be sure to say Hello. I love to read your comments.