Thanks for the suggestions yesterday...none of them helped ;-) ha! I put a hammer in my photo to show my frustration. I have 13 more 14" blocks to quilt. It's slow going. I'm thankful that I have no perfectionist ways about me right now, as I'm not burying threads nor am I hand tying them. I'm double stitching them and snipping. There I said it.
Truly, I do thank you for giving me tips that have worked for you. I recall a period of time awhile back when Juki was acting up. Today I want to trade her in. But it's either winter tires or a new machine. And I quite like Juki when she's on top of her game. I'll send her in to the spa soon.