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    Don't you just hate it when you are trying to insert the bobbin in the machine and it flips out of your fingers and rolls to some inaccessible place leaving you holding about 6 yards of unwound thread? Time for chocolate...

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    Yes -

    Or when I bump the box of pins and they go flying - and the magnet won't pick them up . . . .

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    Or when you are hand stitching something while sitting on the couch, and all of a sudden you can't find the needle, but you can be darned sure your significant other will find it at the most inopportune time -- and in the worst place?

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    I really hate when I'm using my Viking Sapphire and the bobbin falls on the floor and rolls behind the cabinet. The metal bobbins for the other machines can be retrieved with the magnet stick... :shock:

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    I really hate when I'm treadling and I forget to catch the handwheel when I stop and it goes backwards and causes a huge thread barf and I have to stop and get it all out. Of course it must be rethreaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter
    Or when you are hand stitching something while sitting on the couch, and all of a sudden you can't find the needle, but you can be darned sure your significant other will find it at the most inopportune time -- and in the worst place?
    How come THEY find it before we do????

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    oh yes even worse when there is a dog at your feet waiting to catch anything that may fall and then run with it!!!!! she has also been known to take off with my reel of thread when I'm sat on the sofa hand sewing and won't let her come up for a cuddle!! not good ha ha
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter
    Don't you just hate it when you are trying to insert the bobbin in the machine and it flips out of your fingers and rolls to some inaccessible place leaving you holding about 6 yards of unwound thread? Time for chocolate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter
    Don't you just hate it when you are trying to insert the bobbin in the machine and it flips out of your fingers and rolls to some inaccessible place leaving you holding about 6 yards of unwound thread? Time for chocolate...
    LOL LOL This happens to me a lot with my butter fingers, and they ALWAYS roll into the furtherest corner where you cant reach it. Then you have to pull out the desk and everything swearing under your breath the whole time and thinking why do I do this to myself?

    Im glad Im not the only one :lol: :lol:

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    Or when your 4 yo gets into your stash and pulls 15 different fq and so lovenly lays them all over your floor. Then you proceed to ask him so nicely to pick it up and he scrunches everyone of them to the point you have to iron them all over again.

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    Or when you are at [email protected] at a friend's house working on some hand stitching while sitting around her diningroom table and at the end of the evening you find that you have spent the whole time carefully stitching her tablecloth to the back of your project?! Argh!!!

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    Or when the bobbin runs out of thread and you are just a few inches from being finished.

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    Or....your belt breaks...just when you are "on a roll"...you find a spare and guess what...it breaks the very next day...AAAARGGHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    Or when the bobbin runs out of thread and you are just a few inches from being finished.
    That's not a "dontcha just hate it when", that's a conspiracy!!

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    when you chain sew long strips together and discover the bottom one was not facing right side to right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    when you chain sew long strips together and discover the bottom one was not facing right side to right side.
    Ooohhh - that's a good one!

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    Are you pin your whole queen size sandwiched Quilt to the living room carpet with safty pins, only to have to get on your knees and redo the whole thing!!! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    Or when the bobbin runs out of thread and you are just a few inches from being finished.
    This always happens to me. I wish they would put an alarm in the machine to let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boscobd
    Or when you are at [email protected] at a friend's house working on some hand stitching while sitting around her diningroom table and at the end of the evening you find that you have spent the whole time carefully stitching her tablecloth to the back of your project?! Argh!!!
    Stitch-N-B.......I LOVE that term!! I need to start a club like that LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles
    Are you pin your whole queen size sandwiched Quilt to the living room carpet with safty pins, only to have to get on your knees and redo the whole thing!!! :(
    Or to turn it over and there is a lovely pleat in the backing

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    How about chain stitching a EASY pattern with 80 block. Going a mile a minute only to find out that you put 40 of them together in the WRONG order . . . :hunf: . . lots of un sewing! :oops:

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    Whew!!! - I thought I was the only one these things happened to! :lol:

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    Chocolate for all these problems!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    Why do cats have to dive into quilt tops when you are getting them ready???
    I don't ever in a million years expect an answer lol :D

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    how about when the top thread pulls out of the needle as you start to sew, and you realize that is only the 5,843rd time that has happened in your life, and WHEN are you going to remember to check that the needle is at the top of its move before you start sewing!!!

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    I am now exhausted and have glanced down at the floor about 3 times wondering what I may have dropped. This topic is so very funny 'cause it's so real and many of us can identify with it. :XD:

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    These are all so true. Thanks for the laugh before work this morning.

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