i’ve FINALLY gotten over being afraid to touch my machine and started cutting out some fabric the other day to work on the wristlets previously mentioned here.
well, i started to get upset because my tension did not look right and i checked and rechecked that i was threading it right, tried different spools, just anything i could think of….
and then it started to get worse. i was so MAD! i paid so much for this machine and this is how you choose to treat me??? well, of course i should’ve figured it was a <user error>. this time, i took a big breath and S-L-O-W-L-Y threaded both the bobbin and the main thread. lol. i don’t know how i missed this, BUT i had been putting my bobbin in the wrong way AND missing a tiny little groove in there and voila! easy peasy, we’re finally back in business.
may the shitty sewing and long periods of unuse begin!
the minute i got my tax refund money, i ordered a juki f600. i had been considering purchasing a janome 1000cpx, but when i saw what they were running and around that time, the boards over at patternreview.com were on fire about the new juki home sewing machines. so i found a really good price for one at a dealer about two hours away from me.
i ordered it and literally the next day, an hour before i got out of work, it was delivered AND LEFT at my apartment door. needless to say, i nearly had a heart attack wondering if someone would try to walk off with it before i could manage to get home. luckily, my sister had got off work early due to a dr’s appt and was on her way home and brought it in for me. whew!
unfortunately, i didn’t have my camera with me so i didn’t get any pictures of the unboxing of it. i was so excited because it was such a big purchase for me that after that day and cleaning up and rearranging my sewing area, i didn’t touch it for almost a month! 😦
so last week, i actually sat down and sewed a little wristlet that came out HORRIBLE! all i keep telling myself is: keep trying, no matter how shitty everything is looking, you’ll get better at it! it took me about three years to actually get knitting down. i was so bad at it, that i would stop and never finish anything. but just within the last six months, i’ve been seeing projects through and i’m getting way better! 🙂
coming up: pictures of my sewing area