Monday, January 26, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

Have you ever had one of those days when you started out just knowing you were going to accomplish great things and then everything went down the tubes?

Today was one of those days for me. Some time back I "thought' that my sewing machine was out of time. I have not gotten out in the cold to take it to the repair shop but NO problem. My sister-in-law gave me hers as she does not sew and said she never wanted to see it again. So fine, I have an alternative machine and I have to finish the project I am working on for my secret Valentine on a poodle forum I belong to so that I can mail it Tuesday when we go into town.

I sat up my table and my iron, everything I needed to jump right in. I have my project about 3/4 done so I am thinking this is going to be easy. Wrong! At the first stitch my SIL machine (now mine too) decided that its wheels are going to lock up solid and that is that.

I worked on it, my husband worked on it until we were both blue in the face. At this point knowing mine has not worked in months I decide that I will try it one more time. By this time 3 hours have passed. So, I drag everything out of my closet to get to my sewing machine and get it set up.

A little voice goes off in my head, "Look at the manual, just perhaps you have it threaded wrong." By this time I am nervous and frantic but I get out the manual and sure enough, all these months all that was wrong with mine was one tiny misplaced threader I had not seen.

Tomorrow morning I will finish my project and the next time I will certainly read the manual. And we say men don't read directions, lol.


  1. I know how you feel about manuals. Hope today goes better.

  2. OH NO...but aren't you glad it wasn't something major? Only threaded wrong...YIPPEE!!!! Hope today goes much smoother and you can whip it right out now!