Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Its a Start

My sewing room was getting to the stage where it was so cluttered I just wanted to avoid it.  I was thinking I'd do a big clean-up when my sewing machine came home again, but that has not happened yet.  She has been in the shop for over a month now!  I got a call two weeks ago saying the front cover was broken and they needed authorization to order a new one.  They assured me it would be ready yesterday.  Then today I got a call saying that the front cover broke because the something screw was broken and they needed authorization to order a new one of those.  Seriously?  I don't think they understand what it is like to be without a sewing machine for so long when I am used to sewing on a regular basis.  I tried to express this to them, but they didn't seem to get it.  Kind of odd for people that run a quilt shop, right?
So I have some tape marking the quarter inch seam on Anna's machine and I decided I needed to sew at least a little.  Step one of my mystery quilt is all cut out, and the first two sets of 10 are sewn and pressed.  I had fun digging into my nicely color coordinated bags of scraps for useable sizes.  I hope I don't use them all up before the new Rainbow Scrap Challenge starts in January!  OK, so that isn't likely, but it was nice to revisit the ghosts of quilts past.  I used lots of nice blues leftover from the  4th of July quilt from two summers ago, and some lovely fabrics leftover from Smith Mountain.  I even did enough straightening that the sewing room is useable again.  

6 comments:

A Nudge said...

Isn't it amazing how those rooms get messed up. I don't know how it happens - we're in there sewing, turn around and the mess has taken over - LOL. I know just what you mean about waiting for a sewing machine.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am waiting on machines, too. My sweet old gal went to the shop for some SPA time (and to fix her timing) and I bought a new machine that I am waiting on to arrive. I can use my old Brother (and swear a lot) or my SIL's (that I can't get used to). I'm re-organizing and doing hand work.

Ellen said...

Glad you were able to sew on your daughter's machine. I think I would be doing a bit of a freak out if my machine was gone that long!

Andee said...

Sorry to hear your machine is hanging out elsewhere! I have had that happen to me too..I about lose my mind! Hopefully she will be coming home soon!

Sarah said...

It's horrible when you want to sew and your machine has gone on vacation! Hope you get it back soon. And I know exactly what you mean about a messy room getting some order helps enormously!

Kate said...

I'd be pretty nuts if I had to do without my machine for over a month. Hope they've got all the parts and it's already home with you.