Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Case of the Missing Foot Pedal, Part I


O.K., so you know I've been ransacking my home, looking for any one of three patterns: Yellow Brick Road, Rusty's block, or Crazy Eights. Having had no luck, I finally broke down and loaded up the little one and headed to our local quilt shop. This was back on August 8. That's where the store owner basically designed my whole quilt for me and sent me on my merry way.

All was well. Baby was sleeping...I started dragging out all of my quilting gear. I threw what lit
tle bit of fabric I needed to buy into the wash and got to ironing the stash that already had on hand and had previously pre-washed.

THEN it happened. My quilting aspirations crumbled to the floor like a glass shattering on my tile floor...a million itty bitty pieces....the power cord to my sewing machine was GONE GONE GONE! Like a flash back in a movie where someone's life flashes before their eyes, I was taken back to pre-baby days when I was making her some diapers and I messed something up and had to take my machine for repairs. I trie
d to recall sewing since getting my machine back.

Nope. I'm pretty sure I haven't sewn sinc
e then. I've been kindda busy! grrrrrr! Text my frustrations to all my sewing bffs...one of which offers up her machine to the cause! yayyy, Jen! The next glitch came when I got into a groove sewing and the bobbin ran out. Jen's machine purrs like a kitten, but I had to kind of fumble my way through winding the bobbin. Got it wound and put back in as best as I could figure.

Well, suffice it to say that I'm thankful for another one of my BFFs, Diane, who came to my rescue (see exhibit "A"& "B"). Her machine has a similar style bobbin, so she helped me get it all worked out. After much frustration and still not being able to get it right, we finally discovered we'd missed threading the machine through the tension knob! Eureka! Back in business! Yayyy!

I managed to get quite a bit of sewing started on my quilt. I'd say I'm about 25% done.

Stay tuned for the conclusion of : The Case of the Missing Foot Pedal!

Exhibit A: Exhibit B:

2 comments:

Diane on August 23, 2009 at 6:05 PM said...

Yeah for BFF's! Love ya girl!

Diane on December 16, 2009 at 1:27 AM said...

So I am commenting again, months later. We have got to sew together. Sorry it never happened. We will get together and sew if I can ever have more good days than bad. lol

I love you!

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