Monday, June 3, 2019

Would you believe...


I am not asking would you believe I sewed some today....


I only made 6 of these today....the squares were already cut and paired.  What I was going to ask is would you believe it took me over an hour to sew them?

I set down to sew, and realized the machine was not making stitches....I thought I had ran out of bobbin thread.  Looked and no, it had thread.   The thread on top had been broken.  We won't say how.

So, since I had taken the bobbin out I thought I would take time to clean the lint out that was gathered down there.  I took the throat plate off and got the little brush that came with the machine.  I have another that I bought but it was over with a different machine, so rather than walk 3 or 4 steps, I chose to work with what I had.

The little brush that comes with the machine is maybe 4 inches long...that is handle AND bristles...so not very long.  I always reach way back under the bobbin race and any place I can to get the lint.  Today, I dropped the brush while reaching back under.  The tip was sticking out but I could not hold on to it and managed to send it beyond my reach.  I used a pair of curved, long tweezers and managed to hold on to it long enough to pull it out.

So, go to put my throat plate on and managed to lose a screw to that...I was panicking...but gave a second look at back where I had lain it out of the way and there it was.  All this is why it took me so long to sew those few 4-patches.

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With that I will leave you with Ken Davis...I hope you enjoy. 



He is one of my favorites.  If you don't watch any of it, start at about the 4 minute part and watch the rest of it.  It is hilarious.   

12 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

It is crazy how stuff like that happens and it happens to all of us. Misplace whatever and spend hours looking for it and whoopsie there it is. I always say--there it is right where I put it. And it is.
Thanks for the video on marriage---funny
MB

Ginny Hartzler said...

I LOVE Ken Davis! I watched the entire video and he is so funny, and relate-able. I had never heard of him before. I bet he could make a funny routine about the sewing machine troubles you had!

Nancy Chan said...

I too have experienced something like what you experienced with the machine. Good that all went well and you can use the sewing machine again.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I so feel your pain!! I spent Sunday sewing and that seam ripper of mine got a good work out. Even had to rip out the binding I was putting on a bag................which for goodness sakes is an easy thing to stitch on???? I feature a new to me fabric store today on my blog, so it's full of lovely fabric!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh, I hate days like that. You might have been having a bad bio rhythm day. I worked in a Singer store back in the 70s and got a brush back then that I still use to clean my machine. I panic if I misplace it so I make sure I always put it back in it's place.
xx, Carol

Sandra said...

I am not laughing at you but with you. this is so me and Bob. losing things that are hiding in plain sight, like you and the hacksaw in another post. and one or two small jobs that turn into and hour job. been there done that more than a few times.

Sandra said...

I can't stop laughing, the video is so funny and it is just like he is repeating bob and my conversation. the last one I DON"T CARE split my sides, we have had so many fights because he says I don't care.... my hot button

happyone said...

He is really funny! Enjoyed the video.

Ruth Hiebert said...

He is hilarious.I have met his son-in-law.Not that that is all that important.

Laurel Wood said...

That is so funny! I lose stuff all the time. The other thing I keep doing is looking at the clock wrong, a few minutes later I see the "correct" time! Crazy!

DeniseinVA said...

That is one funny video, thanks for sharing it Rose, loved it! Also loved your quilting pieces and the combinations of patterns and colors, and the story behind them. Thanks so much!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhh, so funny. I an relate to his video. And gor your sewing time...been thete, done that! Now-a-days I get really anxious when Bud tells me a job of work will take 30 minutes...I know it'll take up half a day!

Ps...thanks for the input on the spotting scope.