Last night we had dinner at Mom and Dad's. For some reason last night Ivy decided to be The Tramp's Shadow. Pretty much wherever he sat, there she was. Earlier in the day she wouldn't have anything to do with him. I can't figure out her fuzzy little brain! LOL
Ngaire was as usual. A (mostly) perfect lady.
The Tramp built me a footstool! A large footstool. It's to go under the counter where I sit at my computer. My aching legs can't wait to use it! We stopped at Hancock's yesterday for padding and bought a remnant of upholstery fabric during our browse around the State Fairgrounds Flea Market. Today we covered the top. *happy dance*
Nice, huh? And functional! Lucky me. It fits perfectly and the fabric even matches my chair. Ha! Who knew!
Moving to another room, this is how my sewing area looked this afternoon.
Don't get me wrong. I love my Featherweight, but why is it there, with the big, new, shiny, expensive Bernina Aurora 440 in my sewing table??? As Ngaire mentioned in her post, I really do get bent out of shape when my sewing machine isn't working properly. And I'm here to warn you that I'm majorly bent at the moment. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I sat down to make a little sling bag for MD. After the Bernina was adjusted at the shop on Tuesday, I used the machine with the BSR on it, and then to sew the binding on a table topper. Hard to tell anything is wrong while freemotioning, but it was acting kind of weird with the walking foot and I thought maybe my walking foot was out of whack. I put the 1/4" inch foot on today and YIKES! Look at it. Do you see what I see? It's not the needle.
That puppy is crooked. I tried all my feet and the whole presser bar/foot assembly is skewed. Some of the feet I can't even use! It makes it darned hard to sew a straight line. I am STEAMED. Has the word "lemon" cropped up before? Yes it has. This machine has been faulty from the get go and I'm really angry now. The shop is an hour away and I'm signed up for a class there next Saturday and I need this machine for it. I guess they're going to hear from me on Monday. Oops, no! Dang it. Tuesday. Holiday....sigh. I betch it's gonna be a looooong week of driving back and forth. Hissssssssssssss.
Sorry...did I speak my mind? :-D