Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
I quit sewing today. I am going to go into semi-retirement from it. I was doing a simple project, something I have done four times before, and this one is just not working. I was applique-ing a letter J onto a t-shirt for my nephew's b-day present. I did do one thing different this time- I used double sided fusible interfacing, which keeps the "j" in place well. The problem is my machine (or me, most likely). My thread keeps breaking. I tried different thread, a larger needle, a combination of both. I tried tension adjustment, but I haven't ever had to fix that since I got the machine. I somehow think that the little off-roading trip my sewing machine took a couple of weeks ago in the back of my van with Ryan driving has hurt it. He didn't know it was back there, and I didn't know he took my van out. He came back and said "What do you have in back of the van? Things were flying everywhere!" AND while I was changing needles today, Ed grabbed the foot pedal and sat on it. The machine was ON. I'm lucky not to have any holes in my hand. So, I quit, unless someone has a brilliant idea to fix my machine. This is my rant and now I'm finished. Good thing I have left over chocolate from YW last night.