Just over a week to go till exhibition date and the sewing machine decides to throw a wobbly. Now it's not like it's my only machine, currently there are 6 machines in my house, one of which is borrowed, and it's the borrowed one that plays up. But of course, even with 5 other machines on hand... none will do what I need!!!!!!! Will try one last resort, then it's on the phone to the sewing machine repair man to see if it can be serviced in one day. Most need you to leave it there for a fortnight. Fingers crossed that the Janome will work.