finally got needles for my sewing machines. according to the shop which i bought the needles from, the needles for manual sewing machine and electric machine are different and since mine's an electric one, i got the needles which she recommended.
tried it just now and somehow, the stitching turns out very ugly and uneven. shucks... looks like i may need to bring the sewing machine down to the agent for servicing or watever... anyhow, for now, i chose to ignore it and went ahead to sew these patchwork pouches which were waiting to be completed.
one in black/white and another in red. that's all for the patchwork purses. need to find another project to sew.