Cindy sent me some oil. And Trudi sent me the most incredible gizmo for getting the oil to where I need it. She calls it a sonic screwdriver. I call it amazing!
Here's how it works -
|You unscrew the top and put the oil in the reservoir there.|
Then replace the lid.
|Then take the cap off the other end.|
When oiling you place the tip just where you need one drop of oil,
then push the button on the top of the device.
|Presto, one drop of oil just where it is required.|
That long, narrow tip makes getting into the machine innards so much easier.
(Obviously, the freezer paper was used for demonstration purposes only.)
I swiftly went about getting my bobbin bits out of the machine.
Oiled the bobbin race, or whatever you call it. Changed the needle for good measure. And then put the foot pedal all the way down. Wow! Not a complaint at all. No jarring, shuddering, swearing (from the machine or me). In fact it sounds like, well, just like a well oiled machine. Bliss!
A happy machine makes for a happy me. Now if you will excuse me I think I will go play. If you are interested in this amazing sonic screwdriver then you might find better results looking up Laser Precision Oiler. Doesn't sound near as good as Trudi's name for it though.
A huge thank you to both Trudi and Cindy. You guys are the best and I can't wait to see you in two weeks time.
Oh, and before I forget, I will leave you with a photo of my gorgeous purchases from Fluffy Sheep Quilting. I couldn't resist, and I have wanted the seeds prints for a very long time. It would be churlish not to support a friend in her new venture after all. The fuchsia is a perfect stash fabric. The seeds are just divine.