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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Frustration



I had my day planned. I knew what was going to happen. Things were going to sail along smoothly. Then it happened! Here's the story.........

I was drinking coffee and reading blogs this morning. I found a new to me blog, The Way I Sew It. The first sentence I read includes the words 15 Minute Challenge. If you know me at all, you know it doesn't take much to send my off in a new direction......hence my new plan for today. I decided to go about my plan only I would use the timer set at 15 minutes and keep a list of accomplishments. I use the timer a lot and know that I can get so much done in just a few minutes. Then I would come here and tell you how great I did and how much I got done.

So I go into the sewing room to get the timer. I want to finish the quilt that is on the frame and decided to go ahead and put in a new needle (I quit yesterday when I broke the needle!) and get her warmed up. So I set the timer and got busy. After she was warmed up, I started doing some stitch in the ditch-not my favorite thing to do-and broke another needle (slow stitching on paper pieced blocks with thick seams)! Damn!!! I put a new one in and turned the needle down to pull up the bobbin thread and it hit the bobbin case. The darn thing is now out of time! I turned off the light, grabbed the timer and decided to sit down with a cup of coffee and vent.

Now I am going to vacuum, then sit on the couch and fold laundry as I watch the dvd (again) that shows how to time the machine. It should only take a few minutes. Thank you P. for inspiring me to do a day of 15 minute challenges. I think I will stay out of the sewing room for a while and do some domestic stuff and then see how many 15 minute blocks it will take me to time my machine.

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh no.... that is soooo frustrating!!!!! To know what you want to do, and then get stopped in your teacks like that. I've had to retime my longarm a few times, and it wasn't too bad. Take it slow, and you can do it.

fancystitching said...

Bummer! You are right... re-timing only takes a few minutes, once you remember how it is done. May the Timing Fairy visit your household today and make this task to super-smoothly! Then go enjoy the REST of your day.

Kat

Diane said...

Hoping your afternoon goes a bit better.
I've never had to re-time my machine...I'd have a bird probably.
:)

P. said...

I'm so glad you were inspired to try the 15-minute approach. It's surprising what you can do in a short span of time, and for me it just keeps me in motion instead of letting things sit until I think some big block of time will appear and--what, I'll get everything done? Nah, it never works that way. Link up to Kate's blog, kate-life-in-pieces.blogspot.com, on Tuesdays to share your progress, if you're so inclined.

And you can time your own machine? I am in awe!

Ann Marie said...

When I have days like those, I take it as a sign I am not suppose to sew, and usually after a few days of the same bad things going on, I go in there and everything is just fine.

Jo said...

My machine was giving me pains lastnight too. I think it's about time for a new one for me...no more fabric and saving something new.

Quilter Kathy said...

I was smiling reading about your torture...sorry about that, but I could totally relate! I especially loved the line about coming back to the blog and talking about how great you are and how much got done :)