This evening I was sewing away, making my sketchbook for the "Sketchbook Challenge"
(yeah, I finally made my mind up on which one to use - a new one!) when I broke a needle.
Put in a new one.
Change to a heavier thread (I'm trying to be breve with thread this year!) (I was trying an embroidery thread) when I broke another needle.
Noticed that my stitch wasn't "right".
Re thread, try again.
It still didn't look quite right so I thought I'd take a look under my throat plate...
Now, my sweetie keeps my machine clean for me - he does a great job too
I've been sewing paper, upholstery fabric, heavy coated fabric, leather...you get the picture.
Me "Well, I have been sewing plastic too."
The moral of this story is that if you sew all those things on your sewing machine
you really should clean it REGULARLY.
(Addendum - after the extensive cleaning she is sewing great!)