I've had my sewing machine, Martha New Home, for 7 years.
My parents bought her used for me for my sixteenth birthday. I had been wanting a sewing machine since I was a little girl. They finally broke down and let me have one after my friend's mother taught me to sew.
I made my first quilts on her (that's how I learned to sew), taught myself how to make clothes on her, and I even brought her to college with me every year. She was also one of the only items I packed into my tiny Honda Civic when I moved half-way across the country to Madison.
We obviously have a long history together, and even through bunched fabric, broken needles, and bloody fingers, I've always been so thankful to have her.
Today when I sat down behind Martha with the goal of finishing a purse for my friend Marin, I was shocked to see that good ol' Martha New Home just quit pumpin' out those stitches for me.
I'm not sure if this is the end, but now I'm left wondering:
- WHAT THE EFF IS WRONG WITH YOU?! AHH!!
- Should I pay to get her repaired?
- Would it be more realistic/less expensive to just buy a new sewing machine?
- Can I afford this?? Really?!
I need advice!!
I'm feeling pretty lost here without my good companion.
(This is the only thing that could be appropriate right now.)