I had one today. I was greedily hoping for two, but the second seems not to be forthcoming.
The missing miracle was a fix to my van. A friend of my daughter's graciously offered to fix it for us, but so far has been unable to solve the problem. We are likely many weeks, if not months, away from affording a mechanic to fix it, so we're a little disappointed, though very grateful to this young man who has given up his Saturday afternoon to try to help us out. I don't believe he's given up, but will need to consult with another friend who has more training and experience. He had high hopes of getting it running and then moving it to his well-lighted and well-stocked garage to do the brakes.
I stayed up late sewing last night. I was working on the album quilt for my parents' anniversary. I made a nice dent in the blocks. I was thinking while I was sewing and knew that I'd have a good amount of time today and again tomorrow for sewing. I started to think about my poor, disabled machine that I've been missing so dearly. I had decided some time ago that I would try again to fix it before giving up and bringing it somewhere (again, a fix that would have to wait) and I decided last night that today would be the day.
I pulled it out of the rolling case it resides in when not in use and started going through the motions. I knew I had done everything I knew how to do the first time around and even tried to turn the knob a few times over the last 3 months to no avail
I plugged it in, heavy hearted, and tried to turn the wheel...which still wouldn't move. I pulled out the bobbin casing and stepped on the foot pedal, expecting the buzz that happens when the machine won't move and then the stop of the buzz that indicates the machine is protecting itself by disengaging. BUT, IT MOVED. The needle popped up and stopped. I gingerly stepped on the pedal and watched as the needle moved effortlessly up and down. Could it really be? With fumbling fingers I replaced the bobbin casing, put in a bobbin and threaded the machine and watched with glee as it sewed perfect stitch, the motor quietly humming along.
Unfortunately the last van update isn't sounding so good, it could be a major mechanical problem which I assume isn't likely to be fixed sitting in our driveway. We could be van-less for quite some time, but so far we've managed to get where we need to go, I'm sure that will continue.