Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pay Attention!


Pay attention! That's what I must tell myself the next time I wind a bobbin on my sewing machine. Somehow the thread coming off the spool got hooked on a sewing machine part and the bobbin wound all wonky. The only solution: cut all the thread off the bobbin and start over. AAARRRGGGHHH!

11 comments:

Maggie Szafranski said...

The worst is when that happens and you are short of that thread and you need it to finish that project!

Gene Black said...

Even worse is when it goes around the shaft and not the bobbin and ties the bobbin to the shaft of the winder. ARrrgh.....I spent a week one night undoing that mess.

Donna said...

Oh yes, what a mess! I saved the wonky thread though. I was thinking it might look good fused onto an art quilt--perhaps as part of a nest or something.

Have a nice Sunday!
D~~~~

Aliceart said...

Been there, done that, have the t-shirt. Sigh.

Mary Ellen said...

I think this has happened to all of us at least once.

Cornwoman said...

I've had the messily wound ones, but I've also had the nightmarish ones where the thread somehow wound around the spindle of the bobbin holder as well as the bobbin. And once...don't ask me how...but when I was sewing, somehow the thread wound around the the handwheel and slid inside the machine housing. It took me the better part of 2 days to get that completely undone!

The worst was when I first got this machine. It had a defective bobbin winding mechanism, and would not shut off the winder even manually. It got so hot that it melted the red thread onto the top of the machine! I had to unplug the machine to make it stop.

Joy said...

Oh such a beautiful color too! lol
I cant tell you the times I have done that... and it is always becuause I am not paying attention.

liniecat said...

well okay....but you can now trap that spaghetti mound beneath voile right? !! Or embellish it on felt....lol

WoolenSails said...

I am always winding my bobbins badly and hate the waste and time spent. I usually hold the loose end and let it roll away, lol.

Debbie

Liz said...

I've done this and felt like the only one in the world who could do such a thing! So nice to see there are others who have the same issues with attention!

Candied Fabrics said...

I would have thrown the whole thing away! :-)