NOOOOOO!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 12:04 am 3 comments

My sewing machine broke. You read that correctly. My freakin’ sewing machine locked up on me right smack dab in the middle of sewing a totebag handle. Mid-stitch. And I am not happy about it. Not. Happy. At. All.

It’s not any of the normal problems. The thread isn’t knotted up. The fabric didn’t get stuck in some crevice it wasn’t supposed to be in. Some gear thingy (I’m pretty sure that’s the official name) completely jammed up, and I don’t know how to fix it. Alex even took out his trusty screwdriver and flashlight to see what the problem was, but he was afraid that he’d do more damage if he kept removing random screws, so he stepped aside.

I’ve found a sewing machine repair place online that’s located a few miles from my office, so I’ll bring it over on my lunch break tomorrow. The timing could not be worse. I’m trying to open the Etsy store, I bought a bunch of fabric for some messenger bags and totebags today, I was feeling ridiculously inspired this evening, I had my own little Henry Ford-esque factory line thing going, and then…oh, you know the rest.

On a positive note, I got a lot of cutting and ironing done tonight.

Here’s an adorable¬†picture of Quinn to cheer you (okay, me) up.

Do you see those giant, clunky claws on his back paw? What’s up with that?! Do your cat’s claws look like that?

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Entry filed under: Kitties, Sewing, The Boutique, Things and stuff.

Reversible apron Tagged again!

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jox  |  October 3, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    nope, never seen claws like that before, your cat is special!
    What a shame about your sewing machine, how bally fustrating. Hope it’s fixed now.

    Reply
  • 2. ellie  |  October 3, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Looks like you’re right, Karyn, tote bags are cursed at the moment! Hope you manage to get it fixed quickly.

    Reply
  • 3. coco8199  |  October 3, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    You’ve been tagged. Here’s the link to the details… http://paperkitty.wordpress.com/2007/10/03/seven-honest-things-about-myself/

    Your cat is so adorable! It’s a real bummer about your sewing machine.

    Reply

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