Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rains

I was feeling all cozy on a rainy day with the windows open to the warm gray sky, and chugging along on a newly interesting patchy project when suddenly, my beautiful Singer 600 Slant-O-Matic turned recalcitrant and the bobbin winder stopped working. Now, the bobbin winder is the best part of the Singer 600 Slant-O-Matic; you simply flip a switch and hit the pedal and the presto! Bobbin wound. The least amount of bobbin fiddling ever. But it has ceased to wind, and I am so crushed. When will I take my own advice and learn to do the repairs myself on these lovely old machines? They break for me so often; I really should learn to fix them. I am just not mechanically inclined--I can't even understand my camera, so it's probably hopeless. Well, there's still yarn, which I do understand, and there's still Netflix, where I am fully engrossed in the blankety-blanket and Long Way Down with Ewan and Charley. I love that show so much I want to get a t-shirt, with "McGregor" on the back. There aren't enough episodes! I'm almost through it! Then what? I am armchair traveling my way through Netflix right now, while it rains.

 

16 comments:

  1. Sorry your bobbin winder broke. I have two of those 600-series machines and haven't had that particular issue (knock on wood) yet, but I know I'd have to take it in if it did. Just not all that mechanical and there are better uses of my time, I figure. Such as Netflix! Loved Long Way Down too, and that reminds me...I need to watch Long Way Round. Going to add that to the ever lengthening list!

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  2. Hi Kristen,
    It is warm and grey here in MD, too. At 3:21 PM I am embarrassed to admit I am still in my PJ's. Been doin' stuff. I like to putter. My business card should say Professional Putterer. I may look unfocused, but I get things done in my own way. If I lived near you, I could out on over and check out your poor little Singer with the bobbin ache. As I was once called out on an emergency visit to pull poop out of a cat, (no, I am not a vet) a Singer would be a breeze. Anyway, good thing you have a Plan B fallback yarn project.
    :) m & jb who is miffed right now due to lack of free access to outside (baby birds) PS Your photo really grabs the mood by the, uh...hand! ;0

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    1. That should be "COME on over." Spellcheck is get weird lately.

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    2. ROTFL! You are someone to have around in a crisis, I can tell.

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  3. 2015 has not been a good year for old machines - my 40+ yr old Bernina bit the dust this past winter - my dog dragged it down the hallway after getting hopelessly entangled in the cords. Bought a brand new Juki and haven't had it out of the box yet - I'm intimidated. Instead, using the 15 yr old Bernina! I have an affinity with the vintage models - everything was so simple, so explainable.
    Like yourself, I always have yarn backup. But I'm eager to see your new quilt come together!

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  4. You need some kind of witchcraft - darn that thing! Jo x

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  5. I've had flu this week and Netflix has been my friend. I've finished Orphan Black (love!!!!!) and have the final episode of Person of Interest to go in a few minutes. I want Finch and Reese to read me a bedtime story, their voices are so relaxing 😄

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  6. I would fix your bobbin winder if you trade me for your lovely rainy day. Enjoy your knitting and the McGregor.

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  7. Funny you should mention McGregor, my sister went to see him in Edinburgh where he was making a personal appearance at the debut of his latest film, something to do with Jesus in the desert, I think. She even got a pic with him (McGregor, not Jesus). Her husband asked me to go along with them but I couldn't because I don't go out after 8pm these days! Rainy days here too.

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    1. You put me in the mood for some 'McGregor' so I hired a delightful little film from the library called 'Beginners'. It's a nice little story and beautifully straight acting from all, especially Christopher Plummer. Be warned though, it'll tug at those heart strings!

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  8. We could use some rain here, we're in the midst of a draught which is causing a terrible fire season here in the northwest U.S. So sorry about your singer. I have my little Sears Kenmore that I've used for 37 years now. It works as good as it did brand new. I hope yours is working fine very soon.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. I think I need to add that to my Netflix queue... I have always found Ewan McGregor to be quite easy on the eyes :-)

    Sorry to hear about your sewing machine woes. I have my grandmother's old Singer here, but it has always intimidated me. I've never turned it on! I'm wondering, now, if it's the same model as yours. If I could get over my fear of it, that bobbin thing would be nifty.

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  10. Here ( in France) it's so hot but I knit socks?! I want to start a quilt to...

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  11. I am watching season four of Scandal right now, really it is too violent for me yet I am hooked. And then I am going to start House of Cards, which I might be the only one on Earth who has not seen it.
    Hugs and so sorry about your machine,
    Meredith

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  12. oh I've just finished watching Good Wife on Netflix and need a new thing to watch - thank you

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  13. Checked into your blog last week and then promptly went to check out "long way down". I'm in the Kenya episode right now and jump on to netflix whenever I have a chance. Thanks! Sorry about the sewing machine. Hope you're able to get it fixed soon. I miss mine whenever I take her in for maintenance. Can't get her back soon enough. Should get a back up one. Hmmm.

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