I tell you, not having my sewing machine waiting at my beck and call can make me CRANKY!!!!! I picked it up last week from the "hospital"....worked okay for 2 days, then right back at it looping and barfing thread all over, gggggrrrrrrrr! So today back we went down to the shop and instead of sending it off to the mechanic I got Carol, a dedicated quilter and fabricholic to have a look, a little adjust here, and change there, an explanation (gasp) and Bob's my uncle (well, actually my husband's uncle) it's back home and working fine again. Keep your fingers crossed for me that "third time is the charm"! Toby's happy about it too!!!!