the sewing machine.
Seriously, I know I'm not the only one who's had to deal with these shenanigans. Every stinkin' time I sit down to do a sewing project, I have to deal with some sewing machine malfunction. The one I seem to struggle the most is what I lovingly refer to as "thread salad."
Just google "my sewing machine is knotting thread!" and here's what you'll find:
Just look at that mess!
Now imagine me: It's 12:00 am. I'm sitting at my machine and I have two more panels of an eight row patchwork quilt to piece together. In other words, I'm at the tail-end of a massive undertaking. I mean, this is a queen sized bed quilt! The biggest I've ever attempted and I want to be done with the sewing and onto the quilting...Like yesterday! When all of a sudden, BANG! CLANK! CLUNK!......Thread salad.
"Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!" I cry!
I could have this finished that night! But that's not what the sewing gods had in store for me. I sit for the next 30 minutes, trying my best to clean, re-thread and sew a salad-free line. Finally, I give up. I'm too tired and frustrated to keep this up. Defeated, I go to bed.
That next morning I awaken with renewed zeal to make this machine bend to my will. What happens next is how I know the devil is in my machine- It worked perfectly fine!
The only conclusion I can come to is that it was possessed by a demon. Logical right? Whatever is is, I know it will be back. It always comes back. But, tomorrow is another day and thank the Lord, as of now, we're back in business!