I had been lagging in my posts lately, so many things happening around here that almost made my head spin! (but not like Linda Blair in Exorcist III, I assure you).
I edited and republished two of my posts from this blog, entitled 'Our Dear Pets' & 'Buffalo Shower at Mekarsari (Hold the Soap!)' in a Wikinut website. I had to admit that it was quite a new experience - I met lots of professional writers from all over the world whom I received wonderful insights, useful guides on how to write great articles, and many more.
|one of my published work @ wikinut|
And there was also this end of semester exams for my older children, DOUBLE BUMMER ...
Fortunately for me, the kids had all went to sleep, so I got a few hours of my needed peace n' quiet, just perfect for winding down and write. With my ever present mug of hot cappucinno, soft music playing in the background, I let my fingers to dance on the keyboard. What bliss.
The Big Day
At last, Mr. Fixit arrived with my Singer cradled on his motorbike. Oh, goody, goody! I couldn't be more happier. I quickly let him in to reinstall the machine onto its cabinet. And while working, he showed me the parts which he had replaced at his shop before. Here they are:
The pineapple gear (don't know which part resembled a pineapple!)
|the old 'pineapple' gear|
The motor drive belt
|old motor drive belt - crumbled at a touch|
|sturdy new belt|
The 20 years old black gear belt (which could have easily snapped on my first attempt to reuse it).
|pic of the new gear belt|
And finally, just finally, the machine is back to where it belong, back in the house, all 'rejuvenated' and ready to rock n roll!
Dropped me 'da bomb'! Uh oh.
'Would you like to give it a try, Ma'am?", the guy asked .. [and received a completely blank stare that certainly made me looked so stupid] ... But then, he must have remembered that I sit at the very bottom of the 'sewing chain', so he quickly whisked a spool of maroon colored thread from his bag pocket and deftly showed me how to do it. (Pheww, that was awkward!)
|he forgot to take this off - finders keepers! lol!|
After showing me not once, but twice on how to feed the thread, he proceeded and sew a straight line on a piece of blue cotton scrap cloth. Hearing the 'thudda thudda thudda' sound made my heart to go pitter patter. I felt so happy it worked again so I continued to pay more attention and absorbed as much information from him. He showed me how to refill the small thread spool, set the different pattern width, replace the needle, and so on. All the while, I had a picture of me fixing my children's clothes, making useful things for the house (i.e. cover for my hubby's electronic piano/keyboard, runner for the dining table, sofa pillow cases, and many more!) Ooh, so exciting!