I got 6 pair done in time. 6 more to go. I seem to remember sewing jammies still in March 2 years ago. I'm pretty sure I'll be done this week.
I'm sewing assembly line again. The first six were sewn with white thread, the second with red. I follow Nancy Zieman's philosophy of getting it done when you only have 5, 10, or 15 minutes at a time to get it done. So I sew one seam on 6 pair, walk away, and next day, trim and zig zag...
I finally got the presser foot height right on the 401. I worry a little about her plastic gears, the motor changes sounds sometimes. I'm going back in to do a thorough cleaning again, to get out gunk and dirt that may have worked out after getting it all unfrozen initially. Hopefully I will have some triflow grease by then. I used Vaseline to grease them. I didn't see any wear on the gears. It sure is sewing pretty and I want it to last another 50 years now that I've got it back in order. It wouldn't sew a stitch and the needle bar couldn't swing for zig zag when I brought it home. The cam selectors were stuck too, no specialty stitches. All easy fixes with cleaning and oil.
When I get done with the jammies, I've got a jersey knit shirt cut out and waiting. I've made some promises for tablet cases and bibs. There's a new grandbaby due in March. I'm still thinking about a pair of tailored to me jeans, though I might be wearing the test shorts before jeans get made. I've got the sampler quilt stalled on block 10, though the hexi's are still growing....hand pieced at work.
There's a few shy of my goal of 80 of them. I intend to machine sew them to a sheet with some green bias tubing and leaves, to be assembled into a duvet cover. Not a quilt.
I wish I pieced quicker, and sewed more, and cleaned up my background and then took photos in natural light. I'm a night shift nurse with toddlers and adult children living with me and I'm grateful I get anything done! Thank you Nancy Zieman. I always loved sitting down and working intensely on a sewing (or any creative) project for hours, but if I waited for hours I'd never do anything.