8/2/09

Why won't this featherweight make a stitch!

Okay, I was very frustrated. I tried everything, one thing at a time and it just wouldn't make a stitch. Every machine I've ever used had the needle situated so that it was threaded from front to back, but this machine is side to side. And, I'm so left handed that my right arm is just for balance and holding things, so it was inevitable that I'd thread from left to right....three times before I finally pulled out the book and figured it out. Now, it's sewing beautifully again and even though I'm not supposed to be, I've been working on Indian Orange Peel blocks. I finished the 4 corners and I finished my Bunny Hill BOM. I'll try to post pics tomorrow, but now I'm off to balance the checkbook :-(, And, tomorrow it's back to work. :-( :-( :-(

Just wanted to check in and see what was going on for everybody. Y'all take care and I'll be bouncing around later. Lane

5 comments:

Becky said...

I remember our old Singer growing up did that. And since I'm left handed I had to be corrected all the time....threaded in the wrong direction. Looking forward to the pictures.

Barb said...

Glad you got it working...

Shirleymac said...

My old Kenmore was like that too. I forgot about side to side threading. I'm so spoiled with the needle threader now. I don't think my poor old eyes could thread any other way. Glad you figured it out. You may need to find a right hander to thread for you.

Barb said...

HI, Lane. So glad you figured out how to correct the error in threading. I get soooo frustrated when things like that happen--an usually it's a very simple fix. Barb H.

Jayces said...

Hey, Lane...so glad you got it working again. New things can be so frustrating when you're so accustomed to the "old way". Trina