............. sob sob!!!
I was just merrily stitching away attaching a binding to a new table runner for the coffee table in my lounge when my machine seized.
Further investigations from me and my wonderfully mechanically minded husband came to a sorry conclusion....
..... my walking foot is dead
In the words of Monty Python in the Parrot sketch (pardon any inaccuracies):
Pining for the Fjords
Gone to meet its Maker!
Fortunately I was just about at the end of the binding in question and managed to complete it with the standard foot
Unfortunately the aforementioned Walking Foot, which cost me £49 about 15 to 20 years ago will now cost me between £95 and £100 to replace
I thought the original cost a King's Ransom - but this is another level altogether
On further investigation on the wonderful world wide web it would appear that non-Bernina equivalents are available at a fraction of the cost
The one I would need is an Alphasew P60443 to fit my Bernina 1090 and 1005
Do any of you have any experience of one of these and could give me an honest appraisal of it before I jump in with both feet and commit serious money to a replacement
All help in this matter would be very gratefully received
Now I'm off back into my corner to have a quiet cry ..............................