Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two Weeks without My Sewing Machine

Hi everybody! I have bad news. My linky tool is not working. I paid for the subscription but it was still disabled. I'm working with them to restore this, so there is no link party this week.

I did something hard for me today...I took my sewing machine in for service. They are two weeks out, and they will ship the machine to a different location for service. I won't have my machine back for at least two weeks!

I have my old sewing machine, but that one needs TLC too. Two weeks without my beloved sewing machine. I should have planned this better...sigh...

Oh well (one of my few good qualities are, I recover quickly from sad situations).
I was thinking about what I can do during those two weeks.

Some of the things came to my mind are;

* Finish a couple quilts --- one quilt needs to be finished by hand quilting, the other one need to be finished putting on binding.

* Baste two quilts for the boys.

* Make lots of jewelries that I have been wanting to make.

* Work on the hexagon quilt

* Do a total makeover in my hobby room.

* Sand, paint the dining table and chairs. ---this one, I probably won't do. It is still too cold outside!

* Read some books from the "read when I have time" pile by my bed.

* Do some cutting for the clothes I wanted to make, so when I have my sewing machine, I can start sewing immediately.

* Sew some badges on boys’ Cub Scout uniforms. ---yes, I will do this one definitely. I promise.

* Organize all the design ideas. Draw them out and document them.

* If I can finish ALL these things, I might twiddle my fingers and stare up at the ceiling while I wait for my sewing machine to come back.

Boy, this will be a long two weeks!

See you at the next post.

21 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Mine has been out of work for more than two months! What have I been doing?
    Crocheting and knitting like crazy!

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  2. If you can finish all that in two weeks, I think that'd make you SUPER MOM!

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  3. How do you know when your machine needs servcing? I keep thinking maybe I should take it in, but it's running fine, makes no noises, etc.

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  4. Oh no, I'd be lost without my sewing machine! But that's an impressive list of alternatives, good luck surviving the next two weeks! <3

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  5. Wow, two whole weeks?!? It sounds like you have plenty to do still. I wuold be lost with out mine!

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  6. Yikes!!! Two weeks is a long time... sounds like you have plenty of other projects on your To Do list though. Good luck on getting some of them crossed off!

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  7. OMG two weeks are a lot, but it seems you have many things to do, I think you will be busy doing all of them and the time will pass in a second!!!!:-)

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  8. I need to have my machines serviced, too. Especially my serger. I keep putting it off, though. And thank you for reminding me about Scout patches! I promised my son to get his Bobcat sewn on by den meeting tonight. It's his first patch and I keep catching him admiring it. Adding it to my list of To-Dos today...
    Good luck with your list, I'm sure the two weeks will fly by with so much to do!

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  9. Sad! Hope you will cope ok without your baby! Can't wait to see what you have planned!

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  10. nooo! having no sewing machine is a nightmare! :o)

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  11. 2 Weeks without a sewing machine????? Why live? Oh, that is awful. I always say, its a sewing machine that makes a home. I mourn with you. Lol

    blessings ~ happy sewing when it comes back!

    Patrizia

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  12. I know what you mean! I had my sewing machine in the shop last year and I kept calling every day....They were so sick of me that they got it done fast!!! Glad to know I have a kindred spirit.

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  13. Good luck on your list. Sorry you won't have your machine. Last Christmas we visited my mom, and I had to use her sewing machine... not a big fan of singers and hers kept breaking needles, or bunching up the thread, it was a nightmare.

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  14. Maybe it will give you time to catch up on that list and the time will fly! :)

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  15. my machine is my best friend, I would miss it too! :) I need to get it in for service, missed last year. I try to get it in every year because it has a computer in it that scares me ;-)

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  16. That's quite the list! These two weeks without your machine might go by kinda fast.

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  17. Oh dear, I need to have this done as well and I'm scared about howling they will want it. I might be reduced to my daughter's sew mini. Have fun with your other projects.

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  18. oh,I know how you feel. I keep putting it off and I really need to take my sewing machine in for service. Perhaps you have inspired me to go ahead and "let go"! I hope you get lots of other things accomplished!

    Suzanne
    http://underthemulberrytree.squarespace.com

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  19. You are hilarious. But just think how that machine will hum and smile upon return :)

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  20. Sonia-

    I don't exactly know when to take it in, but right now, my service is free until December. I haven't taken the machine in for service for over a year. Also, when I was machine quilting I was having some problems, I thought it was time to get it serviced.

    I always have something to sew, it is hard for me to decide when to take it in.

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  21. Well that's a bummer about the sewing machine!

    And I noticed a lot of people having issues with that linky service lately, so hopefully they get it all taken care of.

    Have fun with all those fun non-sewing machine projects :)

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