Yesterday I spent hours deep cleaning and oiling my sewing machines. I've been needing to do it for quite a while, but have only now slowed down enough to take the proper time to do it. I'm so glad I did! This might sound weird, but it was really a joy to spend time with them in a different way. It's a chance to get to watch the inner workings just for the fun of it, which I don't see when I'm just sewing. It's quite fun to watch all the different parts moving in their perfectly timed and coordinated ways. When I spend time like this I inevitably feel like maybe I should have been a small machine repairwoman, ha! I really do find these kinds of machines fascinating. Machine nerdery/fascination aside, now my (incredibly important) workhorses are running smoothly again. Huzzah!