My day began as thinking what a great idea it was to have a full day to sew whatever I wanted - no pending jobs, no deadlines, just me and my sewing machine - the whole day! YEA! I decided that I would do some fun machine applique for my grandsons. Key word here is "fun" - it ended up being anything but "fun". All "seemed" to be going just fine when I got started. I picked out the design, the fabrics and hooped a shirt, ready to go! I started stitching the design then...
Accident #1: I looked away from my machine
Accident #2: looking away from the machine resulted in the embroidery foot pulling up a hunk of the shirt, which I didn't see because of Accident #1.
Accident #3: The needle & foot were stuck in a mess of shirt
Accident #4: Cutting threads loose to get the needle and foot released
At this point I was not a happy stitcher - and I certainly wasn't going to take pictures of the mess I had made. This all happened because of Accident #1 - I looked away from my machine! It could have easily been avoided, had I kept my eyes on the stitching - grrr! This is where my "problem" of multi-tasking sometimes results in issues!
So, I get everything un-stuck and resume stitching.
Accident #5: Hoop is now out of alignment and not stitching in the correct area.
I turn off my machine, restart, then scroll thru to where I need to continue stitching. I finish the design, not real happy because of all my accidents, but hey, I got it done and it looks pretty decent....then I look closer and see stuff like this:
Fuzzies poking out!
Fabric pulling away!
Areas I tried to "fix"!
Those are all things that REALLY annoy me when I am stitching out any design!
What REALLY took the cake tho, was this:
Would you just look at that?!?!
Now what pray tell am I suppose to do about that?!?
I do my best to ignore that portion of the mishap and and worry about how to fix that later - I can always embroider an acorn or little pumpkin to cover the holes - no biggy deal. I choose to look on the bright side - the shirt isn't a total loss - it's still pretty cute:
Ok, Yeah, it has flaws that bug me, so I thought about
it all evening last nite and in my head I came up with a solution.
Today, I had a Sewing Room Experiment that resulted
in Sweet Success!!! Check out my new
Machine Applique Tutorial!