Daisy was so frightened, she ran downstairs and I found her here by the front (back) door, poor gal:
Assessing the damage, I found that the machine runs, but I couldn't re-thread it - the whole threading mechanism is warped and bent and just totally messed up:
I wish I'd had the presence of mind to just unplug the presser foot cord!!! It all happened so fast - just like a car accident.
I took it to the Bernina doctor, where it is still waiting to be seen. Long wait in the emergency room. Now of course I'm trying to imagine how much it will cost to repair.... what would the trade-in value be.... should I "go for it" and get a newer machine.... WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Meanwhile, out comes my Grandma Mary Lou's 830 Record - purchased in 1974, and meticulously maintained through the years.
Isn't this just the simplest prettiest machine?
... it was a pleasure to finish these blocks... The sashing is incorporated into what are essentially 9-patch blocks.
The student I am assigned is named Yuu and she would like a light green quilt. Now to piece these blocks together and figure out borders.
Meanwhile this summer marks our 25th year together.... my how time flies....
Here's the snapshot I texted to my daughter, of my new ring, three loose interlocking bands:
What will the next 25 years bring? We know enough now to not try to predict! What we can expect is more sunshine and shadow - LIFE!