When I ran into trouble with my sewing machine, I took it to the dealer for repairs. This was the same shop where I purchased the machine. They sell sewing machines, embroidery machines, sergers and quilting machines as well as a wide variety of quilting fabrics and accessories. Theirs is a thriving business that offers all sorts of classes and seemed to be very popular and doing very well. Or so I thought.
Hubby went to pick up my machine within normal store hours and when he got there, the shop was closed. He called to tell me that there were no machines in the storefront and that the shop was pretty well bare except for a few bolts of fabric.
Our guess was that the business went under and that the creditors had foreclosed. We know from personal experience with a customer of ours that once a creditor seizes a business, it is next to impossible to retrieve anything in the store, even if the item was not an asset of the business. So I have to admit I got panicky when I thought there was a strong possibility that I would not get my sewing machine back.
Fortunately, the dealer sent had my machine to a local repairman who works out of his home. When the repairs were done, the gentleman had phoned and left me a message that it was ready for pickup in the shop. That’s s why I was so worried because I knew my machine was somewhere in the store.
I called the repairman directly and was greatly relieved to find out that he suspected something was going on with the business and that he had gone back to get my machine before they “pad-locked” the store. What a relief. Hubby went to repairman’s house the next day and picked up my machine. I am very fortunate. From now on I will deal directly with the repairman. I will never leave my sewing machine with a store, ever again.
Tomorrow I hope to find time to do some machine stitching on my creepy dolls. Below is the start of another “Creepy”.