so I don't really have a machine right now. I took mine in for service, and despite having 7 (yup) other machines, they are all so covered with dust that I can't use them. sad. I bought my Bernina 730 purely for the embroidery functions and the software, I didn't plan on using it as a sewing machine. But oh, it's so so wonderful, I honestly haven't used my other sewing machines a single time since the 730 came home with me. (well, I've used one of my sergers (a Husqvarna Viking 936), but that's a whole different ball game). My wonderful dealer lent me a classroom machine so I would have a working sewing machine while mine gets serviced (it can take up to 2 weeks!!!), BUT once I used up the bobbin that came with it, I did some shirring, which means I hand wind the bobbin. the sewing machine is sewing perfectly (it's a Bernina Activa 210, the most basic of Bernina's, but still, a Bernina is a Bernina, and it's a wonderful machine). so tonight I was all excited to sew... I was gonna work on a quilt and then start on the Bean's birthday dress (the Oliver + S playdate dress, i'm so excited!)
CATASTROPHE! (that's one of D's favorite words)
the bobbin winder doesn't work.
so I knitted tonight instead.