We are NOT Getting Along

So the above, aka Ruby, and I are supposed to be tight, you know like BFFs. We are supposed to compliment each other and work hand in hand making the other one happy. Well one of us is NOT living up to their end of the deal, and it's not me just so you know.

Last night I wanted to start a project with Eve. She was going to sew all the straight edges and I was going to put the zipper in. No prob! I've put zippers in a ton of times with no 4 letter words crossing my lips and images of the sewing machine flying out the window. But yesterday after breaking 3 needles within seconds of each other, I had to just walk away before the mental image of the flying machine became reality. Abe suggested I needed to have someone show me how to put a zipper in. Yes this is the way I learn- monkey see, monkey do. The whole monkey read directions with accompanied illustrations doesn't really work for me.

So today I may try it again, although my needle supply is down to 3 extra. And aside from the needles breaking, I can't seem to get very close to the zipper. I'm just not getting any love from Ruby and her zipper foot. Hopefully my next attempt goes better. And I'm definitely going to try it when I don't have an 8 year old audience, just in case I have to get creative.


Carrots said...

Oh, I sooooo understand the mental image of sewing machine flying out the window. I feel your pain!
My sewing machine (although just a cheap Walmart brand) had worked well for me for 10 years and many quilts, costumes and other various items. Then one day, it decided (right in the middle of a quilt) to be done. Thoughts of flying sewing machines filled my head. I hope yours will overcome it's needle breaking frenzy and allow you to complete what you've started.

Nicole L said...

I only know how to do one style of stitch & use one needle in my machine. You'll have to teach me all of the different "foots" (feet?) and stitching styles. I shorten my own pants and it's just a straight line for me!