One step forward, two steps back


I’ve been spending too much money again. I bought a laptop. Okay, it was the cheapest, most basic laptop I could find, but this is actually a step forward. I bought it so I can type in the mornings without getting out of bed. Which I know sounds lazy, but it is cold at the moment, and I have been struggling to get up. I know if I have to get up, get dressed, turn the computer on and have it make the horrific sound it usually makes when I turn it on when it is cold, and then sit there shivering for half and hour while I type, I probably won’t. With the laptop I can just have it sitting by the side of my bed roll over and grab it and I am ready to go, plus I can be all toasty and warm as I work. It seems to be working too, I have just passed 12500 words.

So all was going well, and I was feeling quite positive and that I could start to get back on track, and then my sewing machine broke. It wasn’t a spectacular break it just refuses to make a decent stitch and gets all loopy at the back. Have tried cleaning it, oiling it, changing the needle and it just keeps getting worse, and now the tension dial is stuck and won’t go below four. So, it is going to have to go to the sewing machine person for a service, and I am going to have to hand quilt the quilt for England. I actually prefer hand quilting but I just did a calendar count and it is only ten weeks til my big trip. I will just have to sit down in front of the TV and just sew for the next little while. I figure I can handle that.

Places I’ve never been before #17. This is the view from Peaks Crossing. It is a small town about 20km from Ipswich. They have the occaisional car boot sale/antiques fair, out the back of the antiques shop and not much else, but a spectacular view of Peak Mountain.



2 responses »

  1. Have you tried adjusting the tension on the bobbin? You should be able to adjust the tension of both bobbin and top-thread. If you have one of those chunky metal bobbin cases with the little arm sticking out you adjust the bobbin tension by turning the screw in the side of it.

    • Yeah, I tried that, and the tension screw inside the machine at the top. It’s still going loopy on me. I will take it in for service this weekend. It is probably overdue for one anyway, especially the amount of sewing I do.

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