Monday, February 12, 2007

Lots of news: I got 15 more postcards completed. While I was half way around the edges of #16 the needle broke, momentarily after the bobbin had run out of thread. I have no warning light so. Even the needle breaking was not such a big deal. The bigger deal after that immediately, was MAJOR difficulty getting the needle to move up and down at all. It didn't sound right. I did what I could. Greg was close by. He's been a wonderful helper. He was doing the knots for me on the completed postcards. He is such a sweetheart. I mutter at him lots but he knows that I have no one else to mutter at so he is usually OK about it. He asked me gently to get out of the way for a bit. I understood. He determined that the shuttle is actually bent, to the point of not allowing the mechanism to move properly. He calmly asked me if I had an extra shuttle. I calmly replied no.
Thank goodness I had completed 25. Thank goodness I stayed calm. The ten for the swap were the main ones I needed to have done. They are just waiting to be written on and popped in the mail. Well, I have to get some clear packing tape to apply the addresses to the envelope - thank goodness for sympathetic friends, spouses who can have patience with us emotional artist types.

I've quite a busy day today with a chiropractor appointment, having to take our poor Kit cat to the vet to have her put down. Poor thing was having a very difficult time breathing about eight days ago. She recuperated somewhat but it's time. She's probably about ten years old. We got her from the farm, had been abandoned by her mother there and was in need of much TLC. She's been sick for a time. Veterinary bills are not something we can fit into our list of priorities right now. She'd been getting all the required vaccinations but then the Dr. believed she was having a bad reaction to the distemper shot. She didn't have it last year. A sad time but this is the best thing for her.

I also have choir tonight and then tomorrow it's another board meeting. If you know me at all you have some understanding of how I feel about that.

Later I will hopefully get the scans of the postcards done. I'll share a couple with you today and then will wait until Wednesday to share more.

Angels be with you.

Later update on sewing machine - "How can the shuttle be bent?" was the thought in my mind but who am I to question my dear mechanical, techie husband. Wendy, knitting teacher, shop owner, kind person, didn't start to laugh. She said the timing is probably out. Don, repair person, is only in on Saturdays. I said I'll bring it tomorrow night when I come for knitting.

1 comment:

suzie q said...

Oooh, I could do with a 'Greg'! He sounds just the job, Wendy. So patient, and handy, too! Nick can be both, but not for me! (So glad I received all the Valentine's goodies from the girls!) ;)
I hope your machine is up & running again very soon - shows how much you've been using it, eh?!

I'm so sorry about the poor cat. I hope it wasn't too traumatic...(we had to have my Mum & Dad's labrador, Zak, put to sleep [at home, that was better I think] after having had him around for 18 years! Like losing a member of the family..nearly ten years ago now) ...there will be another Angel by your side now..

Good Luck with all the busy-ness, I hope the meetings go well, and I'm looking forward to seeing the postcards before long..

Much Love & special hugs,
Suze xXx

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