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Old 12-05-2011, 10:38 PM
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Really sick of my tertiary relationship with Murphys Law, otherwise the rest of my interactions are going well.
I have Christmas dates set with 2 lovers, and hubby and I get to go away for a weekend in the mountains, courtesy of his company that has a 'go big' attitude about xmas parties. Yay !
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:27 PM
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I'm doing okay. Last night was fun just hanging out, but poor Runic Wolf was tired and fell asleep in my lap while Wendigo was cuddling me from the other side and playing a video game. On the way home, Wendigo asked me why I didn't pounce on him while Runic Wolf and our friend Rothgar ran out to the store and left us with our friend J, who knows about us. I replied that since the big cluster fuck in January, I no longer trust J and didn't want to make all of us uncomfortable.

But today will be full of good things; meeting new clients; getting my sewing machine back from the repair shop; and finally getting food in the house. And if Runic Wolf is feeling up to it, more cuddles and sexy time.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:40 PM
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Feeling more upbeat than I have in a while. Got some really nice emails and texts from a few different people within the last 24 hours and it feels good to have such nice, friendly, caring connections.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:43 PM
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... getting my sewing machine back from the repair shop ...
Oh, I've been debating whether to have mine repaired or get a new one. I never really liked my machine, but I hate to be wasteful and not repair it if that is possible. It keeps jamming like crazy!
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:06 AM
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Crappy sucky ending to an otherwise awesome evening.

Hubby is in hospital overnight for observation - he had some heart issues and because of his heart attacks - they're keeping him there despite everything looking good.

Just when my irrational fears surrounding this were disappating....
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:57 PM
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Oh, I've been debating whether to have mine repaired or get a new one. I never really liked my machine, but I hate to be wasteful and not repair it if that is possible. It keeps jamming like crazy!
All sewing machines are "supposed" to be serviced once a year... mine might get in every 6 . In the mean time, try switching thread (use top quality thread, it makes a huge difference) and changing to a new needle.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:05 PM
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Hubby is in hospital overnight for observation - he had some heart issues and because of his heart attacks - they're keeping him there despite everything looking good.(
My prayers are with you. My dad has been a heart patient since 1972, in 1980 he had 7 bypasses, now 30+ years later, there is nothing more they can do for him, every little episode is scary, so I completely understand your fear. Also my best friends husband has been in an out of the hospital with heart attacks (3 I think) and multiple angioplasties over the last couple of years and I am seriously worried about him (he's not even 40 yet).
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:12 PM
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It turned out that my bobbin casing was damaged when S broke a needle off in it and then immediately replaced the it with a new needle and didn't search for the missing middle piece. She bent the next needle and I was like, stop. No more trying to "fix" my machine. The bobbin thread hadn't been coming up, but it turns out that I'd been using too thick of a thread for bobbins. Who knew?

I would suggest getting your machine oiled, also replace the needle everytime it starts jamming because it could be dull. Finally check your bobbin tension. My mom's machine was jamming and it turned out that I just needed to reset everything back to basic and change out the bobbin and needle. It's been fine ever since.

As for how I'm doing. I'm feeling pretty damn good. I ran an errand this morning, picked up Wendigo for the day and spent a little under an hour intimately reconnecting with him before I had to pick Runic Wolf up from work. Then we all spent a few hours talking and relaxing on the couch before hitting the workshop. I just got back from paying a traffic ticket and am grateful that it was less than I was expecting.

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Old 12-08-2011, 03:28 AM
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Doing okay today. Slept very late.



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I would suggest getting your machine oiled, also replace the needle everytime it starts jamming because it could be dull. Finally check your bobbin tension. My mom's machine was jamming and it turned out that I just needed to reset everything back to basic and change out the bobbin and needle. It's been fine ever since.
Yeah, I am always changing tension, never seem to find the right setting. I do need to remember to change needles, I know that they have to be sharp not to jam. But it's getting ridiculous.

My machine is a small portable (White brand) and once, about 20 years ago, a friend got me a job sewing a big curtain for a theater company. It was just a hem job, but it was a huge curtain so I brought my machine and worked on it on the floor. What the theater manager did not tell me is that he was still painting the backdrop on it while I was sewing. I needed the money at the time, so I continued but paint got into my machine and it's never been the same since. I think a general overhaul would do it some good, but sometimes I wonder if just buying a new machine would be a better solution. QVC sometimes sells machines for less than $200. I have no idea how much it would cost to fix this one.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:56 AM
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Doing okay today. Slept very late.



Yeah, I am always changing tension, never seem to find the right setting. I do need to remember to change needles, I know that they have to be sharp not to jam. But it's getting ridiculous.

My machine is a small portable (White brand) and once, about 20 years ago, a friend got me a job sewing a big curtain for a theater company. It was just a hem job, but it was a huge curtain so I brought my machine and worked on it on the floor. What the theater manager did not tell me is that he was still painting the backdrop on it while I was sewing. I needed the money at the time, so I continued but paint got into my machine and it's never been the same since. I think a general overhaul would do it some good, but sometimes I wonder if just buying a new machine would be a better solution. QVC sometimes sells machines for less than $200. I have no idea how much it would cost to fix this one.
I bought a new singer heavy duty sewing machine for $160 on amazon back in June. My first sewing machine was a white as well, one of the models that they now say doesn't exist. lol. I spent $108 to get the singer repaired because it can sew ANYTHING. My White was a piece of crap from the beginning, but my grandmother bought it for me when I was 12 and didn't give it to me for 7 years.

If you are doing just basic sewing, I'd recommend one of the Singer 2200 series. 25 year warranties rock!
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