Monday, January 31, 2011

I was doing so well and then...

Wow, I broke another foot. How many does that make? Well, three broken feet and one that has snags so bad I can't use it. I've gone through 4 feet on my quilting machine since getting it in 2008. Really? How many quilting feet have you used on your machine? I called my mom and she said she has never broken a foot. I called my friend Carla and she said SHE has never broken a foot. Both told me to SLOW DOWN.
But I have too much to do and when I get going, I forget to slow down.
This time I was trying something new. I was trying to make the feathers on the border of this quilt. I was going along and the quilt shifted and twisted and I guess the foot got caught and I watched it and SNAP! Off went the foot. Just glad it wasn't my finger.
Now, I have to wait patiently for another foot to arrive. I'm ordering two this time.
The funny (sad) thing is, on Saturday I was cleaning up the sewing room. The package from the current foot has been sitting on the floor of the sewing room since I got it last summer (or was it two summers ago). I finally threw it out on Saturday thinking, hey, this foot has lasted a really long time. I don't think I will need to buy another one. This is all metal and won't ever break on me. Don't say never around here and don't throw away a foot package in the kitchen garbage because you will have to dig in there to get it back out! Yuck. But at least my son hadn't take the garbage out yet. Thanks kid for not doing your chores yet :)
So, my mouse on my computer is having troubles too and the right click button won't work to let me turn the pictures the right way. Just tip your head :) Don't fall out of your chair.
I got these two quilts done and the third one almost done before breaking the foot. Gotta get back in the groove. I forgot how to load the backing and kept putting it on backwards. Quilting is not like riding a bike!
And my camera was being used to film a video for my daughter's class so this picture is terrible! I guess the photographer was too busy to put the flash on :(


Barb said...

You are a serious quilter.....losing two feet...but it is good that the mail is quick and you will be back in the stitchiing in no time.

Carla said...

Ah yes, great minds think alike. Thanks for backin' me up Mom!