Well, there isn't a whole lot for me to post about the FNSI.
I WAS able to get the fabric for my Butterick pattern cut out. Unfortunately, I let my 6 year play with my machine every now and again, and she managed to make things get a little wonky this time around. I spent my FNSI time being pissed off and trying to get things back into working order.
The machine is back in working order, and I may have to consider giving her one of my other machines. The problem is with that is that none of my other machines have a sped selector like my Kenmore does. I'm a little afraid of letting her loose with a machine without a 'slow' setting. :/