Yes I say forced because I am no longer a “shop until you drop” type of person. I dropped the Juki off at the shop at about 9:45 with the promise of a call as soon as it was ready – after going over things with the repair man he was pretty sure it was the bobbin spring and that the “timing” needed to be looked at. I am not a sewing machine repair person so I had to take his word for it. So while I was waiting around for the call what else to do but go shopping. The mall was across the street so that is where I headed first – I really have no interest in the stores as I didn’t need anything – I am not a shoe person and didn’t feel like trying on a dozen pair of shoes – or trying on jeans or what not – so I joined the other mall walkers and got in 6,000 steps – 1,000 steps equal one time around. I did sit down now and then and answered email and played a Words With Friends game with my sis and chatted at bit. I got in an early lunch and headed to the next place – Sam’s Wholesale – picked up things I knew we were running out of and before I left I got the call the machine was ready. It was about 1 PM – I finished up my shopping there and left. Of course I needed to cross a busy road with no cross lights at that particular place so I thought I would continue down the street a bit to Kohl’s and run in and use the bathroom and get heading back. There is a quilt shop or two listed in the area but I honestly didn’t search them out – I spent enough two weeks ago in Paducah.
Of course in that store I found something to buy lol – just walking past this little pumpkin made me get it – of course it said 50% off as all the Christmas stuff was being put out in the store already! For now it sits here I want to run over to Hobby Lobby and pick up some little pumpkins and things and I will put them in the bowl and take the placemats out of it for the fall. Linking to My Quilt Infatuation .
At Sam’s besides regular household cleaning products and stuff and I got some new bulbs to plant this fall – they tulips need to be put in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks before planting – I need to check on the other box and see what it says. By time I left there I was up to 8,000+ steps!
I have not seen these Nectaroscordum siculum before – they look so pretty – hope they grow! I had peonies for some time but they have kind of died out over the years so I am looking forward to trying them again.
And here is Ms. Juki back at home and ready to be put back to work quilting that raffle quilt. Yes it was the bobbin spring that needed fixing – it somehow was no longer quite in the place it should be in – possibly from a needle that had broken recently and had dropped down? No idea but it wasn’t quite in the position it should have been in also the timing was adjusted – I must admit I don’t even know what the timing is on a machine – I use them I don’t repair them. The tension was adjusted also. He also said he cleaned it but I give it a thorough cleaning so don’t think that took him long at all – I was satisfied with their work and the stitch looks perfect again so I am happy. The price wasn’t bad at all. For somewhere around 5 years old and who knows how many quilts have been made one time in the shop is ok with me.