For those of you who have been trying to get a hold of me over the past couple of days and have concluded that I have disappeared into thin air, alas, I have not. I have been busy. I am finishing up the remainder of my Christmas outfit orders. The past two days have been doozies in that everything that could go wrong did. I have had frozen laundry pipes preventing me from pre-washing my fabrics, misplacing much needed parts to my sewing machine, fabric malfunction, and oh yeah… I still have my kids and a splitting headache. However, I finished the last of my “shipped” orders today and they are (whew!) all off to their new homes.
I still have a few local orders to finish but, those shouldn’t be nearly as time consuming. I will say this, in a moment of panic yesterday I realized that I couldn’t finish the “shipping” outfits until I found a certain foot to my sewing machine, I just about had a heart attack. After searching to with no luck, I called the Bernina store near my house to find that the foot was $40! I didn’t want to buy a new one knowing that I would find mine in a day or two but didn’t know what else to do.
So, I sent myself downstairs for one last search through my sewing room to find it. I didn’t find it but, I did come to another realization, I own 2 sewing machines. DUH! Although I prefer one over the other for sewing purposes, (one is a sewing / embroidery combo that I use mostly for embroidery) I put the second one to work and was able to finish it! Crisis slightly averted. I am going to put myself to bed early tonight and start up again tomorrow. I am hoping that somewhere along the way, I find that foot… and my sanity!