Friday, September 28, 2007
Creepy, spooky sewing machines
Before you read this, go down several paragraphs to the beginning of today's posts and start reading from there up...or you'll have the story backwards! Start at "Frustration City..." You are NOT going to believe this! Okay, I brought the brand new still in the box sewing machine home (just like the top of the line machine I already had for the past month, not even received the first bill on yet machine)... and I started doing the "free style stitching" with the free motion spring foot...and guess what? It did the same gathering of thread on the backside just like the other machine I brought back to the store! Then it straightened out for a while. I was able to finish the side I'd been working on in one direction and almost got done going in the opposite direction with my super-dooper awesome self designed stitching...when bang, crash, bing it did it again!!!!!!!!!! @#$#@%@ I said loudly, probably loud enough for the neighbors to hear even though my windows were all shut! I stopped, I re-thread the machine, did all the checking steps I'd done before, but no go...it was just as bad as the original machine. I got on the phone to Becky to report my woeful findings. While on the phone listening to her say she'd have to call Corporate Office in the morning...too late today, I said I'd try sewing regular stitches with the A foot. Good she said the more she had to tell them the better. Got off the phone and tried A foot...straight stitch and immediately it did the big darn gathering on the back side again! So I called Becky one more time and while I was talking to her, while I was relaying this terrible tale the machine started sewing all by itself. I was NOT touching anything. My foot was not on the foot peddle. My hands were on the phone, not on the machine in any way, shape or fashion. But that machine was sewing down the fabric I'd left in like a ghost had taken over. It's possessed! I told this to Becky and she did say "Machines seem to have minds of their own." Well, yeah, but ohmygosh...this was spooky! Not yet October, not yet Halloween...but a sew-ing machine sew-ing allbyitself? Made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck I'll tell you right now! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ So...after going down and eating some much needed ice cream...and watching a rather provocative new show on TV...I went back upstairs to the unplugged sewing machine, plugged in my iron instead...and ironed the new fabric for the French Rose quilt I hopefully will have a machine to make next week when I go to that class. It was relaxing to press the fabrics and they are so pretty. They are called Hannah Sentimental by Moda and are all 1940 era floral designs and reminded me of my mothers' old house dresses of that day.