Friday, February 27, 2009


My WONDERFUL sewing machine is broken. I'm barely able to post about this,I'm so sad.
She's a Viking 980 & I've loved her for I dunno,maybe 20, 25 years or so,can't remember. Seems that she's ALWAYS been a part of my life. She's ALWAYS been so good to me,even through all the use & abuse I've put her through. I even brought her with me everywhere I travelled to do shows,just in case I might sew something,(never did),but I couldn't leave her home.

My Viking 980 was THE BESTEST sewing machine in the whole world!!!!!

In all these years I have NEVER done a thing to it,except change thread,wind bobbins,change the needle,and even THAT wasn't done as often as it should have been. I have an old mascara brush that I'd use to get the lint out once in awhile.

Never changed the tension,it was always perfect. NEVER oiled it,because you weren't supposed to,no need for it. NEVER been serviced at all.

Now, you may be saying,well for pete sake get it fixed Sherry!!!!!
Not that simple. When I called a place yesterday I was told that if it needs a part, they are no longer available for the 900 series. And that it would cost $79.95 to get it serviced. If it needs a part it wouldn't be available & the guy might only charge me $20 to tell me he can't fix it. OF COURSE I have to find out!!!!!

I feel like my left arm is missing,cause I'm right handed. But that's how much a part of me this machine has been for decades.
Also I know that I will never be able to afford a machine like her again.

Well I'm unable to bear typing about her anymore, so.....



  1. Oh you poor thing. I'm giggling "just little", but I know you are serious. We depend on things to keep on working! Really a shame that the people that make these things stop producing parts for them! Hope you find an answer to your problem soon....

  2. Oh my gosh, my heart goes out to you. I am so sorry! I remember when my last one quit on me, over a year ago. I just recently replaced her. Hope you find something out there that works just as well.

  3. Thank you both. Apparently my Viking is 35 years old,that's why they don't make parts for it anymore.
    The feeddog won't come up & the wheel won't turn. I have to take a chance on her & see if the repairman can fix her. If not maybe he won't charge me to tell me that.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss Sherry. Cyber hugs of healing & hope being sent out to you. xoxoxo


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