Thursday, June 25, 2015


I was feeling all cozy on a rainy day with the windows open to the warm gray sky, and chugging along on a newly interesting patchy project when suddenly, my beautiful Singer 600 Slant-O-Matic turned recalcitrant and the bobbin winder stopped working. Now, the bobbin winder is the best part of the Singer 600 Slant-O-Matic; you simply flip a switch and hit the pedal and the presto! Bobbin wound. The least amount of bobbin fiddling ever. But it has ceased to wind, and I am so crushed. When will I take my own advice and learn to do the repairs myself on these lovely old machines? They break for me so often; I really should learn to fix them. I am just not mechanically inclined--I can't even understand my camera, so it's probably hopeless. Well, there's still yarn, which I do understand, and there's still Netflix, where I am fully engrossed in the blankety-blanket and Long Way Down with Ewan and Charley. I love that show so much I want to get a t-shirt, with "McGregor" on the back. There aren't enough episodes! I'm almost through it! Then what? I am armchair traveling my way through Netflix right now, while it rains.