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My Pfaff…

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I want to really love her, yet I find my self very angry when I set down to sew. There is always something that is not right and I have to fiddle with. It all seems bobbin issues. I don’t know why but that is what my gut is telling me.

It makes a brief grinding sound after I power it on and when I start taking the first few stitches, then nothing until then I turn it off and back on. Then I really don’t dig the drop in bobbin, I have always used a bobbin case.

Yesterday I kept getting a motor locked issues wait until this goes away to sew type thing, But It never would pick up and sew. I think Ok I will take it back to my Pfaff Dealer and let her look, but 1st I run it by mom.. yeah mom who knows everything about machines in my eyes. Of course it sews … so I did not take it in but drove out and the lady keeps telling me I am threading it wrong. That I need to make sure my presser food is up.. Yea lady I know this I DO know a little about machines, and they are NOT like my Embroidery machine. I am no closer to getting to why its being funky

I have falling back in love with my Singer Featherweight in the mean time other then it wanting to unthread, its doing everything I need. Since I have been on a quilting kick.

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This week my main WIP has been trying to get the Middle Heathen well. So there has not been much anything going on.

I have been working on my Radio Way quilt at my kitchen table, and that is NOT my favorite place to sew by a long shot. I have friends who only use the dinning table, but I hate pulling and putting things up.  So this is on my Featherweight vs my new Pfaff, as I don’t want to go to the shop and have the Middle Heathen to get my fragile dad sick. As of now its not been too bad dealing with the pull out yay fun and clean up… eww.

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I can not believe I have not knit or spun ANYTHING in a week.. You know it’s bad in my house when I set down and not have something going. I have a pair of socks that need the toes closed, and a scarf that needs ends woven, then the never ending blanket I will post when I have time to pull it all out

How I sew.

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The Tilted Quilt meet My Machine Linky Party

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I have two machines right now a Pfaff Ambition 1.5 I have played with her for a bit but nothing to say how much performance, I learned on a Pfaff 1222E and that is what I wanted yet they are going for much more then I wanted to spend on a 30 year old machine.

The other is my Singer Featherweight, she is a dream to sew on I adore the vintage look of her and knowing that with only one stitch I am not having to remember any settings the next time I have to set down.

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I also have 7 embroidery heads. A 6 head and a single head, I will tell anyone who asks I am by far more at ease with my massive 6 head machine vs anything.

My Embroidery is housed in a 40×60 shop that I told my dad years ago I was going to take over. Pre sewing or embroidery even!  I have a few random sewing machines housed there but I don’t use them or have photos to show right now. The singer pretty much lives in my house because its so small and I live in a oh so small house with kids, pets and a big man child. Image

Buying bobbins like this has spoiled me! I hate winding bobbins, I love just to pop in a new one.

If I could have any machine today I would love to have a Long Arm Machine, I don’t see it this year though unless I sell of something.

When the Girl goes off to Collage in a few years… 3… yeah her room is MINE 😛 poor boys will still have to share, I really do want my own space IN my house, there is nothing that puts a damper on anything that you leave the house at 1 am to drive a mile to sew!