It’s true. It does. I have had my current sewing machine since my birthday at the end of August, and since then every other time I use it it freaks out and I have to spend hours reasoning with it (honestly, HOURS).
Singer Serenade 2250
That is my machine.It looks lovely, and being a Singer I expected it to be reliable and that we would go together like bread and butter (or maple and pecan!), but Patsy (she’s named after my Nan) and I just don’t seem to rub along. It’s a love/hate thing. I love Patsy, she hates me.
Admittedly, the first problem was resolved when I put the bobbin in the right way (don’t judge me!). I suspect Patsy’s current ailment is also bobbin themed.
When I stopped sewing on Monday night, the thread had ran out on the bobbin that I was using, so I put a fresh one in last night. The only difference is the new bobbin is metal, and the first was plastic. Does this make a difference?!
So, needless to say I couldn’t finish my Sureau last night. I am most annoyed about this. The good news is I am off to sewing class tonight so fingers crossed I will be able to finish my Sureau toile! All I managed to do last night was this…
I needed to sew something!
I know it’s only a toile, and it didn’t need to have buttons, but I was so dejected at not being able to finish my Sureau, I just had to sew something, anything! So I went digging through my button stash and found those plastic buttons and stitched them on while watching NCIS. Simple things please simple minds.
I was still annoyed this morning, so to cheer myself up I purchased the pattern for my namesake skirt! (Kelly by Megan Nielsen). My next purchase will probably be the pattern for the Cambie dress by Sewaholic.
Destined for exciting work times.
This is my post-Sureau project. I’m going to make it in a black cord, fully lined, and maybe a little bit longer. I wish I could say it was for something exciting, but I actually just think it’d make a nice work skirt.
I’m not going to tell you I’ll post about my Sureau tomorrow, because knowing my luck the sewing machines at my sewing class will hate me too.
We’ll have to wait and see, but keep your fingers crossed for me!