Sunday, April 12, 2009

Frustration! - Chookie Quilt style

Here I am, Easter Sunday afternoon and I've finally got up the gumption to cut into fabric and iron and pin and tack and get the top layer, the batting and the backing together......onto the sewing machine with the binding strip.......yes it is attached the right way.................tension is right....everything is going nicely, the seam in keeping relatively straight, I've done about 1/3 of the binding.....the machine is purring away: thwocka, thwocka, thwocka, thwocka, chunka, bink!

Oh no! I ran over a safety pin that I'd missed.....and the sewing machine needle broke!Never mind, I'll just reach into the case and grab a handy-dandy replacement needle....er... reach into the case.........
umm....where did I put the case?

I know I've seen it recently...the one that looks like all the other plastic cases, but importantly, this one has all my sewing machine accessories in it. Like, extra feet, bobbins and NEEDLES ! ! ! ! ! !

sigh....
I've now decided to put the quilt aside for the moment. I will spend this evenging organising all my sewing stuff into groups..aida/evenweave : chart to do next/later/pif : stitchery/quilting : floss dmc/anchor/varigated/hand dyed.
Perhaps if I concentrate on NOT looking for my handy-dandy little plastic case of sewing machine accessories, I will find it.If not, my stash should be somewhat organised and I can find a shop open early tuesday morning and finish the quilt then. I have until Wednesday to have it ready for the first show I've ever contemplated entering - no dramas!!!!!
(boy am I hanging out for SOMEBODY to move into this street that does some form of craft - I'd even tolerate a scrapbooker!!!!)

aaaaaaarrrrrrrrggghhhhhhh !!!!

there... I feel better now....
please feel free to resume your browsing....
:)

3 comments:

Janey said...

Good luck for finding your spare sewing machine needle BEFORE the shops open.
I live more on the edge than you - I do not have a replacement needle.

Happy crafting,
Janey
janeyknitting AT yahoo DOT ca
(replace caps with symbols and lose the spaces)

Nise said...

They will be in the very last place you look. And you will curse yourself when you find them cause you will remember putting them there for some reason. The quilt looks good. can't wait to see it finished.

Yoyo said...

I feel for you. Same thing happened to me today only it was my fishing line to grid fabric with that I could not find.. I found mine much too late to use it today, exactly where I put it so I would know where it was so I hope you'll do the same very soon.