Yesterday, I took my machine to the local quilt shop to be cleaned. I didn't go in as early as planned because of the torrential rains that pounded, then let up, then came again. When I got there around noon, I was informed that he might not have time to get to it. Will go by later today and pick it up--clean or not.
He comes every Tuesday, so it isn't a big deal...except for the fact that the machine is heavy and awkward and I don't like it to be gone even if I'm not using it and even if it is only for a day.
While in the shop, however, I noticed that they had 2 packages of the square buttons! Since my attempt to order was foiled because they'd sold out (although they will notify me by email when they get a new shipment), I was delighted to find two packages left on the rack.
Last night I put the latest square embroideries onto the square buttons.
I also bought a yo yo maker. Because I needed one, surely. :) Have to laugh at the need to make this purchase since yo yos require so little effort, but at least I didn't buy any fabric.