I am the proud owner of a Kenmore 1207 Sewing machine from 1971. I’ve had one for more than 30 years. I have not checked on or used it in a couple of years. My plan for the day was to oil the motor, suck out the cobwebs, adjust the tension and get it ready to be used on a regular basis, again.
However, the best laid plans don’t always come to fruition. After oiling the motor and doing some general cleaning, I was ready to thread the machine. I ran into a minor problem; the bobbin case is missing! It’s not like you have them lying around in your sewing case. So, off we went to the city to pick up one. Honestly, how hard could this be???
Well, it’s Labor Day and the temperature is hot with the humidity at an all time high. I was not the only person thinking I could run in and out; and, within moments my chore would be complete. The weather was miserable and the stores were full.
My husband came with me and we went to JoAnn’s Fabric first. I had a decent idea where one would be. I could have replaced the belt, light bulb, pressure foot and zipper foot. However, the slot for the bobbin case was empty. So, we thought that we could get one at Hobby Lobby.
Off to Hobby Lobby with the same type of items but no bobbin case! Ditto for Michaels and WalMart. I cannot be the only person in the area to lose their bobbin case. Then again, perhaps I should recommend that each of these stores carry them.
After picking up ingredients for dinner at Sam’s, we headed home. In the time it took to drive home, I ordered a bobbin case from Amazon. That problem is now solved.
I was with my husband the entire time. While he was very helpful in trying to find the elusive bobbin case, he went to fast for me to see all of the lovely new things in store that are on sale!
All of the fall foliage at Hobby Lobby is 40% off. JoAnn’s had quite a selection of Halloween decor up along with patterns for costumes. Michaels (which is always a dangerous place for me to go in with a debit card), had 50% off their Happy Planners for next year. I’ve had one the past 2 years and it is by far my favorite planner.
I’m stuck for the next few days and it didn’t go as planned, but at least I’m getting one. Actually, I ordered two. I’m not taking any chances!