Do you know what your looking at? Well, I'll tell you. It is the end of the upper looper for one of my sergers! WTH?
Do you remember a couple of years ago I started having problems with the serger only after I had it cleaned? Nothing was wrong with it but I'd had it nearly 20 years and decided it was time to give it some TLC. That was a major mistake. I've not been totally happy with it since. This week when I was altering a dress for a customer, the machine came unthreaded at the end of the sewing. When I opened the "door" to re-thread it, this piece was just sort of hanging loosely on some thread. I knew it was trouble. The service center in my area charges $135 to walk a mechanical machine in the door. What can you do? I took it in yesterday and after examining it was told it would be at least $180 to repair. Oh hell! I decided to just buy another one.
I was in luck. I got this new-in-the-box Necchi made my Janome for $215 including tax. Happy days are here again! I also thank God that I have the income that allows me to be able to afford my hobbies!