I haven't got anything frugal or simple I don't think... :-/ I bought sewing machine oil and DS learned how to oil the garage sale machine last night. Might be cheaper than a service call (if I can get one...) but maybe the whole thing is a waste of time and money...:-| Too soon to tell! :-|
For new things I am learning blackwork embroidery and this week I want to learn how to make Viking Whipcord or maybe a 4 part braid. I haven't decided which.