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Old 11-03-2008, 01:17 PM
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I was working on a project Saturday for a quilt class I'm taking and I think I've finally been initiated! I'm learning to sew and quilt at the same time, so I'm just getting comfortable with my machine. My 2 year old grandson was there. He decided to come over and "help" me and ended up moving the lever that changes the needle position. I almost freaked out since I didn't know what setting it was on initially. I figured it out...he had moved the needle left about 1/8" of an inch. Then, I was sewing along and my machine made a horrible noise!!! I looked down to see that I had run over a pin and broken my first needle. It took me about 10 minutes to figure out how to replace the needle (heaven forbid I should check the manual) and on with the project I went. I learned two great things about my machine and I also learned it's probably not something I want to do when the little ones are around :)
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:25 PM
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That was a good learning experience. :D
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:43 PM
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Oh dear, I'm glad you didn't damage your machine.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:58 PM
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or the grandbaby :) :) They are quite sly, aren't they?
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:00 PM
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Yup, we don't make mistakes we have learning experiences. Welcome to the club.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:39 PM
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Well, now don't you feel like a "real" quilter? Better keep a sharp eye on those little bitty fingers!
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:57 PM
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Yep, you've been initiated!! I broke a needle this morning while doing embroidery and had to hunt for the broken end. (I hate that!!)

And sounds like your grandson likes sewing too!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:46 AM
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I keep a big bunch of toys in the sewing room so the baby is entertained and Granny can get a few stitches in!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by mommaB
I keep a big bunch of toys in the sewing room so the baby is entertained and Granny can get a few stitches in!!!
He was 3 ft. away from the toybox :)
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:32 PM
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Oh, good. I'm not alone. I do not like looking in the manual either. Takes time. What am I thinking! I could spend LESS time fiddling around if I looked at the blessed manual. :-)
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