I don't know about all of you, but I get so caught up in one sewing project after another that I forget how important it is to clean my sewing machine. You wouldn't believe the amount of lint that builds up in all those little nooks and crannies on your machine. All this extra lint and thread can cause a number of stitching problems as well as possibly jamming up your machine. You know how expensive your machine is, and even more, how important it is to you and your craft, so keep it happy =)
Summer is coming up, and so are long weekends and family trips. This would be a great time to have your machine serviced, since you'll be busy and won't miss it ;) Check out the local vaccuum machine stores, they seem to service many types of sewing machines. Of course if there is a Singer, Bernina, Brother, etc. store around and that's the type of machine you have, you may want to take it there, since they would be experts on your particular machine!