Got my wife to get her old Kenmore sewing machine out and show me how to do some simple sewing. Started getting into learning to do some simple straight stitches and had even made it to the fabric center for some new needles. When we got back the machine felt as if something was binding. Not sure what we have done. The machine was sewing great up until now. I guess I will dropping the machine off for some maintnenance this week. I can sense that this DIY sewing thing could be quite addictive much like the alcohol stove thing I did for a while. I stiil enjoy messing around with the alcohol stoves. Not sure how much the maintenance will cost. I am hopeful it is something not too complicated.