Click. Click. Clickclickclickclick.
"What is that noise? What are you doing?"
"I'm turning the other wheel thing. But nothing is happening. Why won't it work? This is really making me mad."
"I think you should stop doing that--it isn't supposed to make that noise. Check the needle and make sure it isn't bent. Look for knotted up thread behind the bobbin. Check the presser foot."
"Presser foot? What's that?
"Does your machine even work? It's old."
Originally posted January 23, 2008.