I think I mentioned that my sewing machine came back from being serviced working horribly. If not, I'm mentioning it now. When I took it in it was working fine, I just took it in because it is my understanding that you should get your machine serviced once a year, so I was being a responsible $1300.00 sewing machine owner (most I've ever spent on anything for myself!).
I've been using it anyway because it is a 90 mile round trip take it back in and the weather hasn't been great. Basically what it is doing is the same thing that the Pfaff Ambition 1.0 that I bought first was doing. I put the pedal to the metal but it goes slow and sputters and occasionally I get a small burst of speed out of it.
I've unplugged and replugged it. Changed thread and bobbin. When I called about it they told me to make sure my iron is on a different circuit as that can cause this problem so I ran an extension cord from an outlet in the main house. The addition where I sew has it's own breaker box so a totally different circuit. I even reset all the breakers. Nothing fixes it and it is so frustrating since I was trying to sew FAST and finish up a utility quilt Log Cabin to take to Oregon with us and give it to Aaron's aunt, since she told me that the quilt I made her 17 (?) years ago is in tatters. It also was just a simple utility quilt made out of calicos. This one will be much prettier if I can ever get it done.
So... I decided when my frustration level started making me growl and grumble to start on something that I promised my oldest I would make for him:
It will look more manly when I'm done with it. I'm making up my own pattern for something we saw on the internet and he asked if I could make one.