Well the new sewing machine sucked. I couldn't get the bobbin to work. The wife couldn't get it to work either. I checked the net and there was absolutely no help for me there either. So today I checked the net for help with my original sewing machine and found a youtube video on how to get it threaded. I followed all the directions to the letter and it worked like a charm. I'm soo happy that I was able to get the big sewing machine working.
I started in on the doll right away. So far it is going well. we'll see how it ends up. The moral of the story, I guess, is if you have a problem with a machine or anything like that check youtube. You never know what you might find.