Thursday, October 10, 2013
I thought part of the problem was because the backing fabric is painted. The white flowers are thick, and so some of the skipped stitches most likely are because the needle isn't happy going through those flowers. Maybe, but now that I have the bracket in the right spot, no more skipped stitches and it is the same backing fabric.
I sure hope I get the trouble fixed soon. Although I have a ton of grading to do this weekend, I also have a ton of quilting to do. I've been slacking on the quilting and need to get some boy quilts done. I just know the Nurse Family Partnership will be calling soon and asking for quilts. I have plenty of girl quilts ready, but not a single boy quilt is to be found.
While fixing my machine, I let the 50 pound beast rest on my arm. It hurt, but I didn't realize that it was pushing into my arm hard enough to leave bruises and pinch off a nerve. I still have nerve damage this morning that runs down my thumb. Yesterday my thumb was completely numb all day. Today the feeling is coming back a bit, so that's good news, but it feels like when you leg falls asleep and starts to wake up. And the bruises look like someone grabbed me. Who knew quilting could be so dangerous?