Friday, March 22, 2013
Cover Stitch Machines
She said, "What is it?"
I told her it was a cover stitch machine -- hence my saying, "Do you have a cover stitch machine?"
She said, "Can you call back later when the owner comes in?"
And the entire morning continued just like that. Nobody had one. I talked to a girl in one store who I later learned was the owner's daughter, and I thought she was going to fall asleep on the phone!!! She wanted to know if she should "go look for one".
Turned out her location was right next door to Johnnie's. Johnnie's is the place Phylly and I went to eat the first day we met at the quilt shop down the street, so I called Phylly and asked if she wanted to meet me there. Yep, she did. So we met for lunch. After lunch, Phylly decided to come with me into the sewing machine store to see the machine I was going to try out.
Phylly and I saw the machine on a table in the back of the store, and we wandered back to look at it. It looked okay except it had no thread on it, and some parts were missing. The lady that was going to SHOW me what to do -- her name is Emma -- had never used the machine before, and she didn't know anymore than Phylly and I did. Phylly decided it was a dead end road, and she left. I sat down at the table and commenced to try to thread the thing. I was there for about an hour before I gave up and left also. Emma was very nice, and I actually knew her from American Sewing Guild years ago when I use to attend.
As of now, I don't know what I'm going to do. The blue-stripe machine is still there, and Emma was able to get it to sew properly late today. She called me back to let me know I could return tomorrow to sew on it again. She also let me know that Sleepy -- the bosses' daughter -- will be there in the morning, and she supposedly knows more about it. I also asked if they would order me a brand new one -- but the Janome so it will be all white -- for the same price, and they agreed to do that.
I'm sure this is totally thrilling for you all to read. Sorry about that. At least, I'll have a record of this for future reference.