Saturday, October 16, 2010

Missing My Machine

My Pfaffie is in the shop... the woman in the shop was able to extract my quilt quite easily. That gave me hope that the problem is not serious and that a simple tune-up will do the trick. I had to just leave my machine and wait for a phone call from the repair person... when, I have no idea.

I dropped by church and picked up my old machine that I had left there. I had to pull out the manual to help me remember how to thread the thing and how it works. I think someone had used it, and had left it in bad shape. I monkeyed with it and got it running, but I couldn't get the tension set no matter what I tried.. so I gave up.

Now I have no machine, and it is amazing how unsettling that is. I barely know what to do with myself. I've been able to work on my knitting ... I'm almost done with a hat ... but I sure miss sewing!

Last night I attended this outdoor wedding. I have promised the happy couple a quilt, so my Pfaffie better come back home soon. I need to get busy.


Pattilou said...

Oh, I can relate to your post! Even though my machine isn't in the shop--just not being able to sew the last almost 4 weeks has left me a bit lost. But the past two days I've turned the corner and actually spent quite a few hours at the machine.

Hoping yours gets back to its home really soon!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Oh dear! It is never good to be machineless. Although I haven't sewed in months, my machine still holds court, gathering dust, on the dining room table with a laundry basket of sewing projects nearby. Hope yours is out of the shop SOON!

beth said...

so sorry you're without a machine! so sad. I have an extra that really helps when emergencies like this happen. Be on the "look out" for a used machine so you'll have one in the "wings".

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my gosh - this is a dreadful predicament! Frankly, I don't know what I'd do without mine. Maybe clean the refrigerator or oven or closets -- 8-((( Hope it comes back home soon.

Beth said...

Can't relate to the sewing machine but I have similar feelings about my computer!

Looks like a lovely wedding!