Well, that 2 months flew by! I have gotten the QOV back from being quilted (a simple stars and squiggles all-over pattern), and got the binding on it. Now to get it delivered tomorrow, or Wednesday, presentation is Nov. 19th. After making this, the Necchi is ready for some oil and cleaning!
The Union Special is no longer frozen. I had to move it, and just for the heck of it, tried to move the pulley wheel (where the belt would go, it’s definitely not easily moved by hand) and it moved about a quarter turn! Turned it the other way and it moved a bit farther, and after a few attempts each direction, it finally turns completely. It’s still stiff, but with some more oil and turning, I think it can be brought back to life. Now to contact the company for information about needle, threading, and missing/broken parts availability. (more…)