As I'm having a bit of a lull in my sewing at the moment (did you notice the two missing blogs?!), it seemed a good opportunity to send Naomi the Janome off for a service.
So, telephone directory in hand, I started ringing around places.
It seems that a standard service (no nothing is broken, she just needs to clean and oil) is around £60 from a reputable Janome dealership. There are non-approved dealers out there but, considering the cost of Naomi, I'm not entrusting her to anyone other than an expert.
Saying that, the first Janome dealer I contacted was convinced that Naomi was an overlocker. No amount of insistence on my part would convince him otherwise. I must have been mis-threading her all this time...
The main stumbling block now seems to be that the service will take about a week. 7 days without her?! I'm going to have to plan for that. I'm getting cold sweats already at the thought!
Do you have your machine serviced? How regularly is "regularly serviced"?