Now, this view is why I love my Evelyn so much. All steel inside. Like my vintage machines, she has no belts inside. The only belt connects the motor to the drive shaft. Consequently, when she needs oil, she is sure to let me know.
First thing I found was this felting of threads under the needle plate cover. Gross. And, I pride myself on how clean I keep my machines, but there it was, nonetheless. If you don't remove the needle plate cover and clear this out periodically, you will have to have your machine serviced more often.
And, here's another little ball of lint starting to form. Bad lint. Bad.
But, after a few well placed drops of oil and a reset of the tension on both my bobbin cases (one for piecing and one for quilting) she was all ready for another 5000 yards of quilting thread.
Between service calls, I only need to oil the hook race and I do that with every bobbin change. One drop keeps her purring along.
After that, I finished a Linus quilt for April with a foldover binding and now we're off to do a wee bit of shopping. Right. Rob's going to spend his birthday money and I need a quilt back and some screws for that cabinet with the National machine in it. And, now that I have all my pins out of quilts, it's time to pin baste something. I need to quilt. I want to quilt. And, it's already getting too hot to be outside in the afternoons, so all yard work has to be done early.
Take care and have a great Saturday. "Make sumpin' purty."