Saturday, 11 August 2012

Not so Ho, Ho, Ho! - Christmas QAL Post 2

Before I could start quilting my Festive Mystery, I just needed to finish quilting another quilt and take it off the frame.  I reckon I had 30 mins work to do on it.  Now look at this photo.  Yep, the front plate is off, the paintbrush I use for dusting is out, the screwdriver is there, you can't see it, but the oil thingy is out too.  Why?  Cos Bertha was merrily sewing along, and suddenly made a horrid noise, and has seized up completely.  Wheel won't turn, needle won't go up or down, nothing.  I am quite good at cleaning and oiling my machines, but thought I'd better do it all again.  No difference.  Aaaghhh.  Of course, Mr Fixit is out for the day.  So now I'm at a complete standstill.  I hadn't got anything else planned to do.  I'm not happy.  Ho, flipping Ho!

12 comments:

  1. Bad Bertha! Does she know that working on Saturdays is in her contract?

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  2. Sounds like something has popped out of place.

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  3. Augh! I feel for ya, my plans have changed, too - but not due to machine failure.

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  4. Hate it when the machinery doesn't cooperate. Time for Bertha to get a new name that I don't think is fit to print! Hope Bertha snaps back in shape before the day is out.

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  5. Oh no, you must be so frustrated! Doesn't Bertha know that she was booked for the day! Good luck with all that...

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  6. Hope it nothing too serious & you can work back on the quilt
    Hugs Janice

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  7. That would make me VERY GRUMPY INDEED - at least there's the Olympics to distract you!

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  8. Sorry I am late coming to this. Assuming you have been oiling Bertha sufficiently (of course you have) then my next possible culprit would be a thread caught either round the flywheel or somewhere in the bobbin area . . .

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  9. oh no! I hope she starts working again asap!

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  10. Don't you just hate machine malfuntions -- especially when you've got plans or are in the middle of something? Glad you got her to behave again!

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