Sunday, August 15, 2010

I amaze myself

..and not in a good way. I finally finished my other pink and green tablecloth.

I was having a terrible time, because the thread kept snapping and I could not figure out why. Was it the ruffler? no. Was it the bobbin and shuttle? No. Was it the tension? No. Was it the needle point? No.

I am an idiot? Yes. Do you see where this is going?

You see, I put the needle in backwards! I was convinced that the flat side had to face right. Finally, after hours of torment and frustration, I looked at the diagram on page ten.

Oh, to the left.

Duh.

Anyways, the tablecloths are done, and the ruffler is a great attachment when operator error isn't bringing me down!

Please tell me other people do dumb stuff like this, and I'm not the ONLY one!! :)

6 comments:

  1. I loved this post just from the title. We all do stuff like this. Bonk to the side of the head. :)

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  2. You're not the only one! I always do dumb stuff like this, and I HATE the way it wastes my time and energy... Oh well...

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  3. I spent hours trying to figure out why my thread was bunching up on the underside of the fabric the other day. Turns out I didn't have the machine properly threaded! hahahaha! DOH!

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  4. I can relate, some of the things I have done have made me blush when I figured it out and there was no one there but me!!

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  5. Yeah, uh, well....I couldn't figure out why the silly machine wasn't stitching...I had just refilled the bobbin and rethreaded the silly thing but, oh yeah....the needle wasn't threaded!!

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