Monday, November 15, 2010

HELP! My Sewing Machine Spit at Me!

It was a really productive weekend. I made a total of 12 Crumb blocks for a UFO and worked on borders for my Ravelry Friendship Star Swap quilt, also a UFO. I didn't start ANYTHING new! (Aren't you proud of me? I'm feeling supremely virtuous!)

Divine intervention came when I was SUPPOSED to be making dinner last night, but wasn't...

My sewing machine went THUNK! and spit a piece of metal out at me. This is NOT a good sign! I think it was tired of all the sewing I was doing this weekend. Couldn’t it have just SAID that, instead of spitting metal at me??? :o(

Here's how it happened:

I was happily sewing along, to finish ONE MORE BLOCK, when I ran out of bobbin thread! (Isn't that ALWAYS the case?) I stopped, pulled the bits off, and forgot that I was out of bobbin thread... so I started sewing again.

Apparently, the machine then pulled the top thread down and it wrapped around the bobbin casing and jammed up the machine. (That’s where a THUNK! sounded…I think.)

It was good and truly jammed so I removed the bobbin casing and tried to ease the machine into submission. It was having none of THAT! (Maybe this is when it went THUNK!) Then it proceeded to spit a piece of metal at me! Can you IMAGINE???

Great! Just great! I was really getting into the habit of working on my UFOs, too. :o(

I suppose I'll have to find something ELSE to do while my machine goes on VACATION!!! (I may even have to resort to QUILTING, rather than PIECING - I use a different machine for that.)

Updates to follow...

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I meant to get back to you sooner, but I've been distracted by my knitting. Please forgive the fact that I've kept you in suspense for more than a week.
Here's what I wanted to show you. It's what I saw when I went looking for my quilt at the quilt show. MY quilt, with a 1st place ribbon attached!!! I can't tell you how excited I am.
I can tell you, however, that when I saw my quilter (Quilts by Jan) I gave her a BIG kiss on the cheek! She then proceeded to ask if I thought it was worth the money that she had charged...
Of course, I said YES!!!