Saturday, November 19, 2011


I was trying to be helpful today as I went to a sewing clinic for "Nutcracker" costumes for the Los Gatos Ballet.
As soon as I got there, a nice lady told me I could plug in my sewing machine next to hers, and so I proceeded to unload the 23 year old Pfaff computerized machine that I had brought for the job.
The light on my machine turned on but my computer was down and the machine wouldn't work at all.
The nice lady then told me that she had a European outlet that was working until I plugged in, but I had tripped her unit.
Why didn't she tell me that the plug I was plugging into was converting my current to 220.
My circuit board is fried. I took it to the shop already and it will cost me 600 dollars to repair. I loved that machine. I have another more awesome one, but it was a great second, portable, junk fabric sewer machine.
I guess it's a good thing something like this didn't happen.
 Lots of ladies were there sewing all afternoon. Hope they got lots of costumes done. I stayed for about 3 hours and then went to check out my machine hopes. Grim.


  1. oh sad. no good deed goes unpunished. so say I when feeling cynical. :(

  2. Oh... Information, it's always such a good thing to share. Grrr...

  3. turrible. oh & the electrocution picture is priceless.

  4. Oh, shoot, Vickitori. I remember when you bought that machine, and that's why i bought one pretty much like it! That's amazing the lady didn't say anything. So sorry!
    They're lucky to have you there, btw.