time out

I started in on the puppy dog blanket (pattern here) last weekend and had to call my emergency sewing help line (aka Kate).  She couldn’t figure it out either.  I was using test material and the tension of the thread was totally off.  My machine is new to me and I couldn’t figure it out either. So I ended up taking the machine in on Tuesday to JoAnn’s and the Viking lady helped me out.  Seems like it was just a dull needle (who knew that needles should be changed every 8 hours of sewing?  Not me, and not my mother either).  Anyway, we got everything totally squared away and off I went sewing merrily along until…

…until Saturday.  I woke up, started sewing and then realized that the bobbin was about to be out of thread.  So I took it out, wound some more thread on it, put it back in, and boom!  The machine started acting up again.  I re-threaded the machine, I took out and put back in the bobbin and I even put a new needle on it (even though it was no where NEAR 8 hours of sewing time) and nothing.  The tension on the bottom was completely off.  So I did the only thing I could think of.  I put my machine in time out.

For the whole day.

When I came back on Sunday (today), I took the bobbin out, put it back in and re-threaded the machine and..voila!  It was working properly again.  Let this be a lesson to you: if something isn’t working right…place it in time out.

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  1. How frustrating! My mother used to threaten her machine with donation to the Salvation Army to make it work. I don’t think that was very effective since I still have her frequent threats ringing in my ears…

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