First, this is a post where I'm going to bitch, moan, and whine for awhile, so be prepared. . .There are pics of my room below if you just want to bypass my whining. . .
OK, I thought I would go ahead and post why I'm not posting any cards tonight. . .(I am posting pics of my "room" that many of you asked me to do.) But, I thought maybe someone out there could help me. . .before I throw the damn sewing machine out the window!!!! Yes, you heard me. . .
I was working on three projects this afternoon for tonight's post, and my STUPID new machine started doing something weird. I have wasted a ton of cardstock, fabric, and a ton of time (5 straight hours), and I finally just gave up. So consequently, I have no cards to show (well, not necessarily true, I have one, but what is the point?)
Here is the problem. . .the top thread keeps breaking in the middle of sewing, and the stitches are all funky looking. I've read the damn manual (can you tell I'm really pissed off right about now?) and tried everything. Here are the things I've tried:
1. Re-threading the machine (5 times!)
2. Adjusting the stitch tension (1,000 times!!!)
3. Rewinding the bobbin and double, triple and quadruple checking to make sure it is put in place correctly.
4. Tried other stitches (same problem)
5. Did everything the manual said to try.
It is weird because it is NOT knotting up at the bobbin, it is like something up above is causing the thread not to "flow" smoothly somewhere between the thread spool and the needle.
I had such great luck with it the first time I used it. This is the second time I sat down with it and I swear, I'm not a stupid person, but for the life of me I can't figure out what is wrong.
Any suggestions??? If I can't get through this, I'm taking the sucker back, and trying something else. I'm so frustrated! I've got so much stress going on, and the one thing that usually takes the stress away for awhile is now what's giving me more. I could just spit! Sorry for the rampage, but today was the only day I had a hole afternoon to "play" and all I did was cuss and throw tantrums and waste so much time and stuff.
OK, here are pics of my room:
|My main work area|
|Where I store most of my paper.|
I made these shelves out of drawer fronts from an old chest of drawers we had. How's that for recycling? I made them primarily to display my House Mouse stamps.
OK, that's it for this post. I'm so depressed. . .I was so looking forward to mastering the sewing machine and it ended up throwing me on the floor and beating me up. . .yes, still whining.
Thanks for looking and listening. . .hope someone out there can give me a suggestion. . .if not, it is going back in the box and back to where it came from!
Hugs to all of you!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."