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in needleworkmonday •  9 months ago  (edited)

I've had a bit of a blue Monday as I alluded to in the previous post. Broke a tooth, ran out of water in our outside tank and above all... Broke not one but TWO needles on my sewing machine.

it's not working😭😭😭

Not cool at all. I've done the handles for my latest bag on Saturday and was going to finish up today and start a new one. Instead I struggled most of my morning trying to get the machine to do what it's supposed to do... Sew. My frustration levels were sky high.

I was so excited as I even Googled this weekend how to do corners properly by cutting triangles

I couldn't work out what I was doing wrong. The stitches were skipping, the thread kept breaking and then the first needle broke. I tried everything I could think of, even asked Google for help. No success.

My hard work. A template to cut my fabric quicker and then I got nothing done today

I eventually gave up and phoned a friend explaining to her how dire my situation was. Like the trouper she is she showed up within the hour.

We grappled with this and turned knobs and switches on and off. Changed settings, sewed, struggled some more and then after a while with the help of the manual we got it sorted. I was so chuffed. Although when she was gone I broke another needle and my brain was too tired. I'll continue to try and figure out what I was doing wrong tomorrow.

Exasperated!!!!!!

My sewing heroines here on steemit will be happy to hear we also figured the settings I was asking about last week about how to get to the S1 and S2 stitch selections. That problem at least have been solved.

Tomorrow I'll conquer this machine! Just give me a clear head and time.

I'm enjoying this sewing journey more than I thought I would and am curious to see where it will lead me next. I discovered today that my machine can also do quilting and embroidery it's so fancy apparently, but as I'm going away for two months soon that's a challenge for 2020 me thinks.

Thank you for stopping by to read and hopefully comment. Much appreciated. 😊
All photos are my own
www.karolien-thereslifeafterkids.com

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Its amazing when you tend to enjoy your work, enjoy your two month vacation, hoping you would continue writing during that

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I wish I had a sewing machine, and a place to put it.
I'm tired of paying $18 per pair of pants to get the legs hemmed.
I of course could (and sometimes do) sew them by hand, but
I am impatient, and quickly turn to "whip stitching" which
Is not pretty nor as permanent.
I had to look up "Chuffed" and it seemed to mean the opposite
of what I thought you were saying, until i went back and
Reread what you had written.
Good Stuff @dkkarolien

Well thank you sir. I'm impressed you lasted through the 'girly' post. I'm but learning how to sew myself and teaching myself a long the way. Sometimes it's fun other times less fun. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. ☺️ Much appreciated

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Mama got a "Singer Electric Sewing machine" a year or so after I was
born, so I grew up with one right there in the house. By that time all
my older siblings
were out on their own, I learned a lot about cooking and a bit about
sewing from hanging around her when I was bored, that plus the fact
that I was very precocious, intelligent and not afraid to ask questions

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