Sunday, 18 November 2012

FNSI frustrations…

I love our Virtual Friday Night Sew Ins……gets me motivated to get something done….and I must confess…..I started a little early…..all day Friday, in fact!!!!

I started with my four Wonky Log Cabins for Michele’s Sandy Quilt Block Drive….

011 (Medium)

followed by some designing and then working on a surprise gift for our Guild’s Christmas swap for our end of year luncheon next weekend…not near finished yet, so I can show the beginnings without revealing too much!!!…

008 (Medium)

and then I followed with some work on my SSCS ‘secret squirrel sewing’ for Chookyblue’s swap and got lots done, until it got to the quilting of the borders…….  my machine decided it didn’t like to fmq, so it decided to mess with my head and miss stitches here there and everywhere……see where it’s missed??? 

015 (Medium) (don’t worry….this is only my practice piece!!!….)

I’ve tried different thread, top and bottom, new needles, rethreading both top and bobbin (a dozen or more times!!!), pulling the thing apart and cleaning it for lint and stray threads (even though I only had it serviced last week …..…….. gggrrrrrr) and repeated this process over and over again!  Any ideas gratefully received!

I think it’s back to the sewing machine doctor again tomorrow for this ‘beast’.  I only hope his magic wand is working.

 

So I ended up working on my sanity saver….

012 (Medium)

 My ‘A long time ago in Bethlehem’ stitchalong stitchery.

Still a way to go on this one as this is block 7 (half finished) and there’s a few more left to do before the stitcheries are put together.

I certainly hope I can get my SSCS swap gift finished for this week…and for that matter, my guild gift too!!! AAArgghh!!!! frustrating…. must be a male sewing machine…it has a mind of it’s own!!!!  Wish me luck!

Sugary hugs :O)

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10 comments:

shez said...

good luck,maybe try it again tomorrow with a fresh mind,you did well well for FNSI.xx

Jessica said...

You have done everything I would have tried...maybe Shez is right, try again tomorrow!
Your blocks look great too BTW!

Maria said...

You did get a lot done even though you had machine problems...
Don't know how you can solve your prob;em as you seem to ave done everything...
My can be wierd sometimes too.It often decides it just doesn't want to sew and it just STOPS... and then off it goes again... Very frustrating

Anthea said...

Oh Wendy, you poor thing! I hope it gets sorted out quickly so you can be back stitching and getting those items finished!
x

Marilyn said...

My machine has been doing that too much lately also. It sure is frustrating isnt it. Hope it behaves better for you today. Lovely lot of stitching you managed to get done.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh no, I do hope that you get it sorted. What about not just a new needle but a new packet, just incase? Sorry, it's all I can offer as you seem to have tried everything else. hugs

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

you got a lot done ;-) despite stitching wows :( hope you get it sorted out soon ;)

Michelle Ridgway said...

How frustrating for you. Good luck with the machine doctor. Your sneaky peek looks lovely.

Sisbabestitches said...

I hope your machine is playing nice now :) You have so much done of the Christmas stitchery, looks like you are powering along.

donnacraft said...

Hi Wendy,

I've just finished the stitchery on my Long time ago in Bethlehem. I'm just sewing the boarders on. It's been a bit tricky as the first block is too big for the sizes wanted, but it does look good.

Happy sewing

Donna