Today was fix the Longarm machine day.
First I took a walk, had breakfast and a shower. Then I went upstairs with the headset for the phone and all my paper work.
I took an old piece of Mark Twain fabric I had for that book club and pinned it as a backing piece of fabric.
I had a leftover piece of batting I floated over that.
I rethreaded the machine and took a deep breath and tried it again. Immediately broke.
I called The Heart of Quilting, where I bought my machine and got the woman who had taught me how to use it. Even after I explained who I was I knew she didn't remember me. Bad for ego!
She started going over everything with me.
I switched to pink thread and replaced the bobbin. I dropped when soft f bomb.
She walked me through the threading and son of a gun, I had somehow switched step 4 and five. If you look and see the silver wheel the thread doubles back to there after going around the black and grey wheel.
I tried again.
Now how have I been threading my machine for two years correctly and then after City Green threaded it incorrectly? I don't know what to think - am I losing it? Am I moments away from gumming applesauce with long white hairs protruding from my chin? Should I buy tweezers or just realize I always have to use the diagram, never trust that I know how it's threaded?
I practiced making feathers on and off for the rest of the afternoon. I got better at them. I don't know if you can really see them in this picture.
I felt I made progress but on a more disturbing note, we did have applesauce for dinner.