I hope you’ve enjoyed the week of Five Drunken Stories.
It’s time to move on.
Sewing Machine Drama
I bought a refurbished sewing machine last week. Yesterday, I took it out, fiddled with it, and in the end, decided that instead of throwing it through the window and then beating it to bits with a bat, I would just box it back up and hope someone buys it in a yard sale.
My struggles were based on the bobbin case. (When aren’t they?) This particular machine had a door that was impossible to get the bobbin in and out of easily, let alone trying to reset the shuttle case. I wish I had played with it while I was there, because there were others to chose from.
Learn from my mistake, will ya?
I have small hands, and I couldn’t get my hand in there to release it. The Mister and Sassy have nice long fingers, but they still couldn’t release the bobbin. After a few minutes with his hand shoved in there, The Mister pulled out in the entire shuttle. *sigh*
The answer was to turn the machine over, opening it up. Hot light makes machine hot!
After that, the machine had to be re-threaded. Every time. After doing that about fifteen times, as well as internet searches for a manual or a video, I nearly lost my mind and decided to buy a new machine. Like, new, right out of the box. I got no argument from The Mister, who said I have a lot more patience than he does.
(Shh, everyone has a lot more patience than he does.)
Some of my friends looked at one photo or another, and tried to say helpful things such as, “pull the hatch and it will come out” or “open the machine up” like I have never used a sewing machine in my life. I should probably have laughed it off, but I cried about it and spent the rest of the night convinced that no one listens to me, and that at least a handful of my friends think I have the dumb. Fortunately, some people understood the issue and rejoiced in my new purchase.
I anticipate at least one person will skim this post and offer me inapplicable advice about sewing machines.
I haven’t opened my new sewing machine yet, but I know it has a horizontal bobbin and an LED light, and that shit makes me sooo happy!
Tomorrow A-Z Blogging begins!
If you’re interested in participating, just click the A-Z icon on the right side of my page, and it will link you to its origin and procedure.
Other Exciting News:
I’m being interviewed by another blogger!
Spring Break is here!
It’s going to be 66 and sunny today!
I took a four-hour nap!
I finally found this ice cream, *squee* and I am gonna eat it up!