a fix for my withdrawal
Tue, Apr 2 2013 2:00 PM
I've just been beside myself since my trusty machine, Annie, got sick and had to be sent to the hospital. Has it really been only 3 days? Seems like 3 weeks! I know we're only talking about quilting here, but believe it or not, I was truly bummed. I was all mopey and sad. Not exactly bored, I mean, there are always chores to do & I finally got our taxes done. But I wanted to work on my quilt! ( Sounds like I'm 12 and having a tantrum, doesn't it?) My sweet DD2 had offered me the use of her machine, but she uses hers on a regular basis, and since it will probably be a couple of weeks before I can get mine back I didn't want to deprive her. I mentioned to DH that I was seriously considering purchasing a simple, basic machine from Walmart. Not only would it get me through this, but it would be there as backup in the event that Annie gets sick again. Well, DH made frowney faces at me when I said that. I was a bit peeved about that, but he redeemed himself. He reminded me that when I got Annie I had given my old machine to DD1 in hopes that she or one of the DGD's would take an interest. That was a vain hope. I don't think the case has been opened in the 10 years since I gave it to her. But, I gave her a call to see if she still had it, and if so, could I pick it up? Blessed be! She still has it! I'm going to pick it up this afternoon after work! This machine, Jenny is her name, is a New Home that I had purchased back in 1977. Hopefully, although I'm sure she could use a visit to the Dr for a clean & tune, she will still work well enough that I can use her to piece until Annie comes home. Then to show my appreciation for her help I'll send her in for a check up.
In case you're wondering, I've named my machines after the much loved (and much missed) women in my life who first taught me to sew and such. Jenny was named for my paternal grandmother. Annie is named for one of my aunts who was like a mother to me growing up.
So, if all goes well, tonight I can get back to work on MQ8 and not have to worry about getting behind.