My report is really boring this week….Nothing in…Nothing out. So I’ll just tell you my yesterday sewing happenings instead.
I was sewing with my Bernina and ran out of bobbin thread. I filled two bobbins. I put one in the machine and left the other one on the spindle at the top of the machine. A short time later, my machine just quit working…that’s when I noticed this…
The thread end had wrapped around the wheel. I started unwrapping it and that’s when the thread broke…UGH!! I decided to wait to see if hubby could take it apart enough to get the thread off.
(Yes, hubby banged his head up.) He couldn’t fix it. He said the machine needs to go to the shop. I haven’t had it in for over five years so it’s time for a cleaning anyway.
So it was Betty, my featherweight, to the rescue. Ila, a blog reader, had sent me a quarter inch foot for it some time ago…I had tested it, and visitors had used it lots but I hadn’t used it lots yet. Well today, I sewed with it lots and lots. If you’re like me, you have lots of things to make for Christmas and NEED a sewing machine. I was SO thankful for the machine and the new foot Ila sent, made it SO much more enjoyable. THANKS Ila….
and thanks for Hubby for purchasing the machine for me. Look close. I am sewing more Perkiomen Daydreams blocks. I am still loving that quilt!
Oh and back to the stash report…Here are the official numbers.
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 205.5 yards
Added this Week: 9 yards
Added Year to Date: 179 yards
Gifted: 81 yards
Net Used for 2011: 26.5 Yards of store bought fabric…9.5 yards of recycled fabric….81yards gifted.
…and to see more stash reports, head on over to Patchwork Times.
You know, I always thought about leaving the one bobbin on the top thingy but after seeing this, I have decided to just leave it in my little purple round thingy – we quilters know the names of all our stuff, don’t we? LOL!
I’ve not seen that happen before. Very glad you had a back up.
I enjoy reading about your quilting adventures. Thanks for sharing and for the pictures.
this just validates what i already know and told my hubby – you can never have too many sewing machines! haha. i’m real glad you had the featherweight for backup. i think after the holidays i’m seriously going to look for a featherweight for myself. i have a few machines, but nothing that is in the same league as a featherweight. they are sure in a class by themselves! have fun!
Thanks for the bobbin warning – hope it will be fixed soon!
I think more pictures of Dad have been taken for the blog than have been taken in the rest of his adult life. :)
I’ve done the same thing, though I did catch it before the machine stopped functioning. I’m like Donna – when I wind a bunch of bobbins, I put them in my purple round thingy . I stash the empties on the second spool holder.
Sorry to hear about your Bernina. But good that you had a spare for backup.
Thanks for the warning. Now, I’ve got to look for a 1/4 foot for my featherweight. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, thanks for the warning. That is something I would do.
Someday there will be a featherweight under my tree…even if I have to put it there. Lucky You! I like your extra place for ‘gifted fabric’ my counts wouldn’t be so bad if not for all that I was given this year. My Secret Pal at Quilt Guild mostly.
I always leave a full (or empty) bobbin there as a spare, but guess I won’t from now on. When I’m filling a bobbin, the thread has jumped the edge and I’ve filled the shaft half full. Such a waste of thread, especially the way thread prices have gone. Stay warm, I’m still sewing my snowman door pillows.