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Thread: Newbie To The Board Wanting To Know If Anyone Has Ever Had A "Day?"

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    Good Morning!
    Just to let everyone know how much I love reading on the comments and suggestions that are posted here. Hoping I don't depress anyone but needing to know....has anyone ever had a day that just goes so far downhill that you either laugh or cry?
    Well, here it is, beautiful moring, good needed rain last night, birds chirping, and sun shining. Oh happy day! Cleaned house in the a.m. so not feeling guilty about spending the rest of the day in the not so neat sewing room. No radio, no T.V. just peace and quiet, with a mild breeze coming through the windows...Sweet!
    Well, sit down to sew up a very easy square for a quilt, right? First thing the machine eats the corner! Fabric stuck way down in the feed dog. Okay, Iwill fix that later, just want to sew! Try another machine, great, going fast and strong to the end when I realize it only sewed about an inch until the bobbin thread was empty. Now I'm losing patience, just one seam please?
    Back to the drawing board again. Why not just change thread color and make some topstitching stand out? Automatic threading cartridge my foot!!! And can I ask why, oh why can we launce men into space, but can't get rid of that stupid notch in a spool of thread? You know the one where the thread always gets hung up on? Yes, that was another of today's mishaps!!
    Onward to the "old" machine. Trustworthy, nothing fancy but reliable. Now I'm anxious and will feel much better if I can only get one seam complete, but this old Singer of mine just doesn't quit so all will be okay, until I finish my one stinkin seam only to find out The back got folded up and has to be ripped out! Operator error---need a nap try again tomorrow! :)

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    Many of them!!

    Eat chocolate!

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    :lol: There is always, hopefully, a tomarrow. Get some rest, drink a glass of wine, just one glass now, :lol: and start again.

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    Welcome!!We all have days like this :cry:

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    Yep, sounds like a day in my life:) Welcome from Louisiana!:)

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    Welcome...try combining Linda and np3's solutions for quicker, better results! Hang in there.

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    LOL, welcome to the board and to the wonderful wacky world of quilting. glad u joined us.

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    Hello and nice to meet you. About the notch in the spool? Don't buy that brand of thread anymore. Not worth the frustration so why pay money to have it happen again.

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio. Isn't life grand??? We all have days like the one you're having, but we don't have them everyday, so try again tomorrow. It will get better.

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    Yaah I have days like that- I quit trying to sew for a while and get on my computer and see whats going on here!

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    OMGosh, thanks for the giggles. I needed it too. I have these days once in a while and I just keep on going. YOu know "Murphy's Law". Well I moved several times and tried to leave him behind and low and behold he is still here. LOL. When I am having quilting days like this, I go cross stitch my quilty ones, then come back later. *H*U*G*S*

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    Sorry your Singer does not want to sing harmony with you.

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    Yes.

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    Let me just point you to this link:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-66642-1.htm

    You've probably guessed that I always choose to laugh!

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    Oh, yes!!!!!!! Welcome!

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    If you had asked if there were anyone who had not "had a day", there would be no responses here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara Antman
    Good Morning!
    Just to let everyone know how much I love reading on the comments and suggestions that are posted here. Hoping I don't depress anyone but needing to know....has anyone ever had a day that just goes so far downhill that you either laugh or cry?
    Well, here it is, beautiful moring, good needed rain last night, birds chirping, and sun shining. Oh happy day! Cleaned house in the a.m. so not feeling guilty about spending the rest of the day in the not so neat sewing room. No radio, no T.V. just peace and quiet, with a mild breeze coming through the windows...Sweet!
    Well, sit down to sew up a very easy square for a quilt, right? First thing the machine eats the corner! Fabric stuck way down in the feed dog. Okay, Iwill fix that later, just want to sew! Try another machine, great, going fast and strong to the end when I realize it only sewed about an inch until the bobbin thread was empty. Now I'm losing patience, just one seam please?
    Back to the drawing board again. Why not just change thread color and make some topstitching stand out? Automatic threading cartridge my foot!!! And can I ask why, oh why can we launce men into space, but can't get rid of that stupid notch in a spool of thread? You know the one where the thread always gets hung up on? Yes, that was another of today's mishaps!!
    Onward to the "old" machine. Trustworthy, nothing fancy but reliable. Now I'm anxious and will feel much better if I can only get one seam complete, but this old Singer of mine just doesn't quit so all will be okay, until I finish my one stinkin seam only to find out The back got folded up and has to be ripped out! Operator error---need a nap try again tomorrow! :)
    Regarding that bloody notch. Try turning your spool so the notch is on the bottom, helps reduce this little annoyance. Also, Gutterman thread does not have a notch on their spools.

    Might make your day run a little smoother!

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    I've had a lot of days like that, some times I take a nap, but eat chocolate is better.

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    Been there done that :) I agree with NP3... eat chocolate you will feel better :)

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    I only get to quilt one day a week and I always hate when I have that day where nothing goes right. Relax, veg with a quilting video and some chocolate. {{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}

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    Had a day like that a few days ago, thought it might have been from the storms passing in the night and something beyond my control took over. Ha Ha It should pass.

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    Welcome to reality. We all have days like th at. And not just in the quilting mode.

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    When things like that start happening to me, I go shopping and come home and patterns fit together, sewing goes right and since I learned on here to use a bobbin on my top machine also. I havent run out of bottom bobbin thread either. This is good. -- J.

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    One day when I was having THAT KIND OF A DAY, I decided to go fabric shopping only to get pulled over for speeding at which point when the officer asked for my license I just burst into tears. My daughter was with me and when I started crying she started in too. By now the poor man wasn't sure what to do so he gave me a warning after DD explained about my bad day. I just moved over and let her drive. She still teases me about it

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    Bwahahahaha.... oh, yeah, I've had days like that!! The good news is, tomorrow will be better. Some days we're just not meant to sew. Maybe you were supposed to be outside enjoying the beautiful day.

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