the worst month

September 25, 2009

The icing on the cake happened last weekend, as I was trying to quilt for my cousin’s wedding gift- which I am now calling the-quilt-which-must-not-be-named –  and get it finished already, I was just chugging along, albeit totally unenthusiastically, when for whatever reason, the needle broke.   This has never happened before while quilting, so I don’t know what happened.  I replaced the broken needle, rethread and start again…

My machine isn’t sewing right.   At. All.  I am getting the dreaded “rat’s nest” on the underneath of the fabric.  The needle is going through the fabric, but is not leaving any stitches in it.  W.T.F.

So I take it in to the shop I bought it at to get fixed, and apparently everyone in Indianapolis has brought their machine at the same time to be repaired, and they tell me even with a rush on it, its still going to be 2-3 weeks.

Great!  The wedding is 10/11.  And I didn’t do the block for Bee Pieceful this month yet either.  It’s the 25th.

There has been a lot going on outside of my sewing life as well that has been severely frustrating, stressful, disappointing or all of the above and I’m just done with it.  I’m so tired of everything having to be an uphill climb.

2 Responses to “the worst month”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Oh MAN! Did you try telling your machine that this is unacceptable behavior? They never listen anyway 🙂 While I’m not in your shoes and cannot really give any good advice, here’s my opinion anyway:

    Your cousin is so very lucky to have such a sweetheart like you making her a gorgeous, handmade, from-the-heart gift for her wedding and you know what? I’m sure she knows it. If you cannot finish this lovely quilt (it’s gorgeous really) by the actual wedding date she’ll understand. Weddings are so full of excitement and stress and people and details that this glitch will not upset her. She loves you and will be grateful for your wonderful gift, even if it’s late. Anyway, you have like a year or something to deliver the wedding gift, right? Hm, maybe my etiquette’s off… But the rest of what I said stands.

    As for the quilting bee block(s) (I’m assuming that Bee Piecful is a bee), they’ll understand too. The women in the bee that I’m in are totally sweet and understanding whenever there’s a delay. Life happens!

    But it still sucks that your machine’s out for 2-3 weeks. Ugh. Mine took that long to fix when it broke last year and it really irked me. But they got it back to me in 2 weeks instead of 3, so silver lining? Good luck! It’ll be okay, I promise. (sorry this is so darn long!)

  2. Dee Says:

    There is an awesome machine store in Muncie…they do repair work and usually get your machine in right away. I’m sorry things aren’t going well with the machine and life in general. At the top of the hill, after all the struggle is a beautiful view. It may take a while to get there, but the journey and the results are worth it! Hang in there!

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