Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Since I last spoke..........

       On December 10, 2012, I started a new job at Purdue University, working in the Operations and Maintenance division for the telecommunications division. This is a full time job but I was hired on a temporary basis for 1-year. I was lucky enough to have full benefits like a regular, permanent employee. I spent nearly the entire year installing wireless internet throughout the campus. Everything from academic buildings, dormitories and sports stadium venues, it has been quite an experience. Through the whole year, I continued to repair sewing machines. I had no guarantee I would be employed past my 1 year contract. I had no extra time for posting to this BLOG over the past year.

So here we are on December 11, 2013 and I have been hired on full time and moved to the Electronics shop. I will continue to work on sewing machines but will have limited time to post.
I have always tried to answer any questions that come up concerning posts from the past via e-mail.

Please contact me at if you have any questions or comments.


  1. Congrats on being made permanent! Seems such a rare thing these days in the employment world. Wishing you all the best of the holiday season.

  2. Dano...Congratulations on your permanent position. Hope it works out well for you. I have a Husqvarna 6460, which has recently started to sew in reverse only. We also cannot turn the stitch selector or remove the stitch programmer cam in the back. We have the service manual, but are wondering if you could point us in the right direction as to what to look for. Thanks in advance.

  3. Welcome to the world of the 6000 series (pre 1980 Viking)
    There is a "Yahoo Group" called, VIKING SEWING MACHINES PRE 1980.
    It is moderated by Bill Holman. I'm not sure I have the last name correct.
    Once you become a member of the group, you have access to everything you need to know about the 6000 series machine, and how it can be fixed. Why it gets stuck in reverse, what happens when the 40 year old grease turns to glue, and the fact that sooner or later, the camstack cracks and must be replaced. Sounds like your machine has finally joind the ranks of a zillion others.

    1. Thank you so much! Have a great week! Joanne

    2. I hope this helps. As you will find out, I could have written a small book about everything that is already available on this web group. They do a much better job than I could.