While buying fabric yesterday I saw a bottle of sewing machine oil and thought, "Hmm... I haven't ever oiled my machine. I should probably do that." So I bought a bottle and headed home.
I was sewing along and noticing my machine was loud and a bit choppy. "Oil it," I thought but I kept going. A bit later I thought again "oil it." I told myself I had so much to do so I would oil it later. No, now. It may sound silly but I think I was being prompted to do this before I destroyed my machine.
Having never done this before I got out my manual to see what to do. It recommend oiling your machine weekly if you sew for less than an hour a day or daily if you sew more than that. OOPS!
Now it is running like a champ and MUCH quieter. It goes through nine layers of fabric with ease now!
Three cheers for reading directions!!!