Machines Covered

Today was another productive day, if frustrating to a certain degree.  I decided to make the sewing machine and serger covers since I’m waiting on the UPS backup I ordered from Amazon and I don’t want to start the next embroidery design without it.  If we experience another power blip while I’m stitching out 80,000 stitches I don’t know if I’d ever go back and do it again.  That’s about 3 hours of stitching, just changing thread colors and watching the machine run.  Boring and stressful, just waiting for something to happen and this design requires 45 thread changes.  I don’t think I’ve ever done one with that many changes.  That means I have to rethread the machine 45 times just to stitch one 8″ x 8″ design.  It’s a beautiful pattern, of course, or no one would expend that much effort to stitch it.  I’d rather have insurance against a repeat of what happened with Ronnie’s shirt.  It’ll be a beautiful design and a nice gift for a family member so I don’t want to screw it up!

The machine covers are made out of the same fabric as the table skirts–I just bought extra skirts and cut them up for the cloth.  So they all match, but the room is very dark at night when the only light is from fixtures.  I didn’t have a pattern for the Babylock logo so I had to make up the embroidery pattern myself, which worked out famously, as you see.  Then I ran out of gold braid, went back to the store to pick up some more and found out they didn’t have any.  It would have cost me $40 to order it online because they only sell it in lots of 25 yards and the shipping was $11+.  I didn’t need it that bad, so I had to sit and rip out the entire spool that I’d already sewn onto the first cover I’d made.  I hate ripping out!  In fact, I don’t know anyone who likes ripping anything out.

It’s another project completed, and another point in my favor.  Score one for the home team!

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