how often do you

2 Nov

clean your sewing machine?  i’m kinda haphazzard about it actually.  but it’s regular.  like before i have a big weekend of sewing, i’ll give it a good going over.  if i’m sewing for an hour or sew at night, i probably just clean it on sunday.  so i cleaned and oiled it in preparation for our craft day.  really i did.  i’m procrastinating because sometimes sara or cleo pop in here…..and i’m pretty sure they’ll tell gary.

craftday1

and just in case that’s a little dark for you, here it is with flash:
craftday2

holey fuzz ball batman!  clearly needle punching on wool creates….fuzz.

i’m cleaning it out right now.  shhhhh.  there is no reason to rat me out to gary.

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15 Responses to “how often do you”

  1. runandsewquilts November 2, 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    WOW !!! I’m impressed!

    • myolivebranch November 3, 2009 at 6:46 am #

      i know. right?

  2. Judy November 3, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    That’s why I bought the babylock embellisher a couple years ago…..the amount of fuzz produced when needlepunching!

    I clean the sewing machines usually at the end of a long day of regular sewing, or with each bobbin if I’m working with flannel.

    I clean the longarm bobbin are with every bobbin change if I’m using cotton thread and when it needs it if I’m using a poly.

    • myolivebranch November 3, 2009 at 11:49 am #

      i debated on the “attachment” for my bernina or a seperate machine. decided i didn’t want another machine sitting around. funny…….you clean at the end of a sewing day and i clean at the beginning….yet with my longarm, i clean at the end of the day….

  3. Terri November 3, 2009 at 8:24 am #

    Hoo-boy! That really represents just how hard you have been working!
    T

    • myolivebranch November 3, 2009 at 11:49 am #

      i’ll take that!!!

  4. Becca November 3, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    I am going to go clean mine before someone turns me into Gary!

    • myolivebranch November 3, 2009 at 11:50 am #

      good idea! just in case they torture me and i provide them with your address!

  5. Snort November 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    What’s in it for me if I don’t rat you out to Gary?

    • myolivebranch November 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

      ummm..how about a wool postcard??

      • Snort November 4, 2009 at 7:29 am #

        When should I check my mailbox? I’ll bet it’s already in the mail!

  6. grapegrower November 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    at first glance i thought something terrible had happened in the bathroom.

    • myolivebranch November 9, 2009 at 9:41 am #

      a couple people said that. i’d much rather clean my sewing machine!

  7. Diane F November 7, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    yea, that is what my mother machine looks like every time I go to sew on. I asked her once if she ever cleans he machine. She answered, why you do when yopu are here. So I just shake my head. Oh yes, her machienstarted on fire at a retreat one time. HHHMMMMM, I wonder why…

    • myolivebranch November 9, 2009 at 9:41 am #

      her machine started on fire?!?! sybil’s did that once too. scary.

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