I contacted Janome to see about sending her off for a service. No problem, except I have to organise and pay for the sending courier. That came to a horrendous some of money - more than the cost of the service, in fact - so that was a no-no. It would have been cheaper for me to drive to Stockport, deliver the machine, stay overnight, and drive home again.
There is a Janome approved engineer relatively close to me, so I phoned them on Friday and took my machine in today. She's going to be away for a while - ten days probably - which is something of a shame. I Pollyanna'd myself by concentrating on the fact that I was glad I'd taken her in - , if I hadn't, she wouldn't be useable anyway.
Everyone this month is getting shop bought cards, and it means I won't be able to make the little rabbit pouch for DGD4's present. (She got a Rabbit from her parents for Christmas. I've bought her a little necklace, and I was going to make a rabbit shaped pouch to wrap it in. Never mind). I'm glad because.... it's less work for me.
In the meantime, I might try and do some clothes sewing. I'm not quite in the mood, but I'm getting there.
And maybe I'll be glad my embroidery machine went away, because it'll make me concentrate on clothes. Maybe.