Well, I finally needed to sew some decorative stitches yesterday... and yep... IT WOULD NOT do it. It's doing exactly the same thing... sewing backwards and over and over in the same place! OMG I simply don't believe it.
WHAT ELSE CAN GO WRONG WITH THIS F***KING MACHINE? It has been a right nightmare from the day I bought it.
I decided to enlist Stew's help with it this time around. I want them to replace it. How many times does it have to be taken back before they concede it is a dud?
So... Stew rang the owner of the shop I bought the machine from... Steve N.
Stew told him I was having the same problem with the machine, and we wanted to make an appointment to sit down with him to discuss the machine ... because I was ready to bring my machine over to his shop and throw it through their shop's front window, AND I was going to make sure there was a film crew from Fair Go filming me when I did it! (I have threatened to do that quite a few times I might add)
Steve N. said "Aahhh NO, how about your wife brings the machine back and I will talk to Husqvarna about the machine's history, and perhaps your wife should start thinking about what NEW MACHINE she would like to replace it with!"
Now he didn't exactly say he would replace it for no cost, but I hope so. The amount of money I have spent taking Lemony backwards and forwards to the repair shop adds up to quite a tidy sum.
So today, first thing, I am taking Lemony and all the paperwork pertaining to His 'history' over to New Lynn, hopefully for THE LAST TIME!
OMG I hope this is the end of it.
I am completely and utterly over this bloody machine.
OH... and I forgot to mention... MRS N. Senior rang me after Stew had that conversation with her son, Steve N, and we had quite a nice conversation. She is the person who actually sold Lemony to me. She remembers me. Funny that.
Anyway, she is looking forward to seeing me today. I told her I'd made Lemony a lovely new cover... and I told her she would probably laugh when she saw it!
We will see.... WISH ME LUCK!
Before putting the machine in the car to take it over to New Lynn, I decided it might be prudent to turn it on and double check it is still not sewing properly.
HA! Now it won't sew ANYTHING, not even straight stitch! It does NOTHING. WELL OK... the lights go on... but that's all. Bloody hell.
Dante is sick. He started throwing up last night, and Steve said he'd been dry retching on/off all night. Poor little man. I don't know what Bex's is doing yet as she's still asleep. Probably take him to the doctors.
Right... I'm back.
I was seen by Carol N, the mother of the owner. *** She laughed her head off at Lemony's pretty cover!***
Anyway, as I expected, the machine did it's thing for her... didn't stitch the decorative stitches AT ALL. AND she found the foot control to be faulty too, which is why is wouldn't work last night.
So two new faults.
She tried everything in her bag of tricks to make Lemony work, but he wasn't having any of it!
Thank God actually, cos I would have felt bad if Lemony decided to behave for her!
So... she has all the 'ammunition' she needs to talk to the Importer of the Husqvarna machines. AND we talked about what sort of machine I'd like to replace Lemony with too!
She is trying to get me to take the Husqvarna Demo machine they have there in the shop, it's the newest model and hasn't been used "too much" yet.
But I'm just not sure. She said the Brother Dreamweaver is a beautiful machine too... so I might think about it.
FIRST time ever, they gave me a loaner machine, the Husqvarna she would like me to take as a replacement. I'm finally impressed with their service and attitude.
DANTE: is feeling much better. Tired but getting more chipper and happy, back to his talkative self. Bex is slowly easing him back into having food and milk. There are about 4 other toddlers from their Playcentre group also sick. Tummy bugs are so infectious, I hope we don't all come down with it.
ABOVE: the loaner, it's almost identical to Lemony.
Right, I'm off to use their loaner machine...
Well... of course the loan machine goes like a dream! So quiet, so smooth, no clunking!
No snagging. Sews all the stitches as you would expect.
So... I'm now a bit torn between getting another Husqvaran, and the Brother Dreamweaver.
End of Day: spending some time on the internet looking at the Dreamweaver. And using the loaner. Dante seemed to be much better this afternoon, but threw up when put to bed tonight. Still not 100% obviously.