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.