Monday, March 3, 2014

Rebecca and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: In Which 'Nina is Indisposed

Cartoon Sourced from Pro Sewing Machine Doctor here
Yesterday started off with tripping over Lars's backpack while setting my alarm in the dark as we were heading out to church.  Then later in the day I sustained a blistering burn to my left thumb from my steam iron as I was attempting to straighten the grain of newly washed fabric for my stash, and then after that I twisted my ankle on an uneven sidewalk slab while walking my dogs with my husband.  But worst of all, my Bernina 750 sewbaby would not boot up when it was time for Anders to work on his quilt.  She was working beautifully a few days ago, when I finished up Lars's window seat cushion, but yesterday the startup screen just cycled on and off over and over again and the machine would not start.

Boo hiss!  I know from the message boards that, when others have had this issue, it has taken their techs about 10 minutes to solve it by reloading firmware in most cases, but of course yesterday was Sunday and the shop was closed.  I have had this machine for 13 months now, so I was planning to bring it in for an annual "well baby" cleaning and maintenance soon, anyway, but she picked a lousy day to get sick and refuse to cooperate!  I only had about an hour and a half carved out for one-on-one sewing time with Anders, and it will be two weeks before it's his turn to work in the sewing room again.  He's quilting straight lines on his quilt with the walking foot on the Bernina, and I don't have a walking foot for the Featherweights so we couldn't just use another machine.  If I had known ahead of time that Miss Nina would be indisposed, I could have planned and set up for a new project for Anders to work on.  Instead, he watched episodes of I Love Lucy and The Big Bang Theory on the television while I scalded myself with the iron.  NOT how I had planned my afternoon to go!

6 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Sorry about your day. You post title caught my eye. I remember reading that book to my kids. It brought back fond memories of them reciting the words back to me when things weren't going so good. They are all grown but occassionally they still recite this title. Wishing you better days! Thanks for the memory!

Carrie P. said...

when it rains it pours. hope your week goes much better.

marie bartels said...

O no! A week with out a sewing machine is terrible! Time to clean the house now? I am very glad with mij Bernina 780, working fine! Greeting Marie Bartels.

Rebecca Grace said...

Hi, Marie. Actually, I still have two Featherweights and a serger/overlocker to play with. I think I can find something to keep me busy without resorting to cleaning! ;-)

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Awww, it will get better! That really was a horrible, not good, very bad day!!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Sounds like you have had quite a day of things going wrong! Hopefully all is better now! Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)

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