Sunday, January 23, 2011

Disaster Strikes

Stitch Bling
Disaster has struck. No it's not fire or flood or sickness or anything really bad. Just, you know, disheartening, frustrating, bewildering...

My sewing machine is broken! Just the other day, midway through the seam no less, my baby just stopped - dead - she functions no more! Quick call the whaambulence. I didn't even know what to do. I didn't believe it at first - I was in full on denial mode. This cannot be, surely she has just become unplugged - but nope! Nada nothing! She has never failed me in all of her thousands of hours of sewing, so I guess she just needs little vacation. Sooooo, off she goes to see Mr. Repairman, hopefully her stay won't be too long. I will miss her. Let's hope she has a speedy recovery.

AACCK!!! Now what? --Can't sew-- What to do with myself? See, I'm a bit of a work-a-holic. I'm always working on something. Always. I never feel quite content unless I'm multitasking several things at once.

Stitch bling

Stitch bling

So, as always when faced with a sewing hiatus, I turned to another of my crafty endeavours. I have been knitting a lot lately and decided that i needed some fancy schmancy stitch markers. So I pulled out all my old beading bits and baubles and went to town.
Stitch bling
Hmm, how many stitch markers can one person really need? Well, back to knitting...

Happy Sewing!


Melissa said...

Oh, how clever! I'm using a bit of fuzzy old yarn as a stitch marker; looks like I need an upgrade, lol. Time to dig out the beads...

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Well Melissa that is funny because i had been using a yarn scrap for the last 20 years at least but then i thought - how silly am I? Caroline, why not just make yourself some decent stitch markers already. They have the benefit of not pulling out accidentally when you don't want them to! Happy Knitting!

Bearpawquilter said...

What kind of a machine do you use?
Hard to believe, as much as you sew you don't have another machine as a backup. I use a Husqvarna +1 (sp.?) but I have the little White quilter's machine for taking to classes and on our annual quilt retreat. We go on a fishing boat to another community on the island. Don't want to take the computerized big girl machine on that ride! My old machine is stored - thinking about giving it away - possibly to the women's shelter if they want it. I also just got a really good Babylock serger to replace my old Kenmore.