Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Up In Smoke!

My sewing machine went up in smoke on Saturday, as I was sewing on it!  I just got it back from the hospital intensive care unit (sewing machine repair shop)  a couple of weeks ago.  I had not had much time to sew on it until this past weekend.  I started sewing early Saturday morning.  I was still sewing late Saturday afternoon, when it "CRACKLED" and then started SMOKING!!!!!!!!  And I don't mean just a little bit of SMOKING, I mean a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOT of SMOKING!!!!  I guess it wasn't well enough to have such a work out!!!!  Whatever the cause, I do believe that if I hadn't unplugged it, as quickly as I did, that it would have gone up in flames!!!!!   Luckily, I was finishing the last of the seven grands' Halloween costumes, and I still had my friend's machine here, so I was able to finish Fleur Delacour's outfit!  Actually, I haven't made the hat, yet.  It will be a bit tricky, but I have an idea of how I might be able to make it.  We'll see.  I am still working on Luna Lovegood's sweater, but I'm about 2/3 finished.  I will take photos soon.

Okay, back to my machine.  I took it back to the hospital (repair shop) yesterday.  I truly don't think there is any hope for it.  The transplant for the electronic system is going to be more expensive than it is worth more than likely, so I think we will just put it out of its misery.  I am trying to contact the insurance adjuster whom I talked with before.  I last told him that my machine was fixed, but now I need to let him know it isn't.  I just hope he will at least negotiate with me and my sewing machine store folks!  If not, I guess I'll go to plan A from before and borrow my daughter's machine.
One of my daughters has started sewing some really adorable outfits for her girls.
I have really rambled in this post, but as I am teaching my third graders about finding the MAIN IDEA, I hope you picked up in this rambling mess, that the M. I. is that my machine died.  Some of the stuff is just SUPPORTING DETAILS.  Some of it is very unnecessary information that I would tell my kids to leave out of their essays, if they wanted to make a good score!!!!


Claudia said...

I definitely got the main idea. I hope the insurance company comes through for you.


Jackie said...

I got the main idea too! I thought of the Wizard of Oz as I was reading your post. The scene with the witch laying there with a house on her but they still needed to coroner to come by and pronounce her dead. I guess that's what you're waiting for with your machine.

MyNorth said...

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your machine. How horrible!
If you lived closer to me, (or vice versa) I'd give you one of my machines to use until you get the insurance business settled.
Good luck!

Jan said...

My your machine is just not cooperating with you at all.

Faye Lewis said...

So sorry that happened to your machine. Hope you can get it fixed or get a new one very soon. What type of insurance do you have on your machines??? Maybe I need to get some too.

gwensews said...

That is so sad.

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Oh man, what a lousy thing to happen, but I did smile a little. You do sew alot, I've always said your projects are smokin' hot ;) Seriously, though, it really stinks your insurance wont cover it.

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Extremely sad to hear this!

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