Bad *Feng Shui* in my sewing room
Well I don't even know what feng shui really is.. I just know something is NOT working well in my sewing room. I had so many mess ups yesterday, I about swore off sewing all together!!! Grumble Grumble
After a month of not sewing, I was ready to get behind the machine again. Let's say 2007 is off to an interesting start ;)
First off, I bought a back up serger, the Viking Huskylock 910. I was so excited about it... so far I have been less than pleased. It serges WAY too slowly... I thought, "Oh well, I will set up it for rolled hems. " I have seen rolled hems on Huskylock's and they have been beautiful... On my Babylock Imagine they have A LOT to be desired, truthfully they STINK badly! After and HOUR trying to figure out how to thread the thing, I ended up with less-than-good rolled hems. Better than my Imagine, but not by much. I think I will be searching out a rolled hem tutorial, as It may be operator error :snort:
I moved on to appliquéing with my embroidery machine, only to have trouble. The stabilizer ripped off the back while the machine was stitching, the n the t-shirt fabric bunched up and stitched in the wrong place. Of course it was impossible to rip the stitches without tearing the fabric.
Okay, "buy new design.... Have to find blank disks to download data." That is like finding a needle in a haystack. I forgot I had to only download designs and kept trying to download all the instructions on to the disk :duh: Then accidentally downloaded the wrong size file. "Wipe disk clean and start again."... I finally get ready to try again.
...I Cut out the VERY last piece of the red knit for the top. .....and guess what??? Yes, that's right! The same thing happened. The stabilizer ripped the knit fabric and bunched up. The machine started stitching in the wrong place. I was about ready to throw my machine in the garbage. Let's just say I was venting!
Okay, "don't give up", I thought. I will just whip up some new leggings from the Ottobre 1/2007 issue. Nope. I stitched through the elastic. :sigh: Okay, just seam rip and try again... bad idea
I sliced my thumb open with the ripper.
I gave up, and cut fabric orders and went to bed!
What a lousy, no good, terrible and bad feng shui kinda day in the sewing room.