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Oct. 7th, 2007 @ 10:43 pm Foiled!
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My kingdom for a needle! No, not for a syringe and not a knitting needle, those I have up the wazoo. I am at a standstill for want of a needle for my sewing machine.

After a wonderful trip up to the cottage today for some Thanksgiving dinner with the fam (tomorrow it is hubby's family's turn) I arrived home and got started ironing, cutting and preparing to sew.

Part of preparing to sew meant digging out my sewing machine and all the assorted bits and pieces. Since I last used the machine for quilting, it still had my walking foot on it but after only a minor search the regular foot was found. Then I got ready to thread the needle....wait a minute, where the hell's the needle? Not only is there no needle in the machine (peril of moving it around as I cleaned out my craft room), but I cannot find any spare needles. This means that I'll be needleless tomorrow as well, as as was mentioned above, it's Turkey Day up here.

I wonder how much of this I can serge....

Oh, my mother thinks I'm insane yet again, I have decided to make my own bias rather than using the boring colours and selections of pre-made stuff. I always find it more fun to make my own, but she doesn't think it's worth the bother. This of course is a dangerous path, because right now I'm content to do a bit of folding and ironing, but I have already checked out bias-feed feet and there is one available for my machine *g*. Of course there are also a couple of sergers I am interested in, but I'm really trying to behave at the moment.

Who does she think she is?
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From:aussieteddie
Date:October 8th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving. We don't have it here in Australia so I tend to forget the actual date it is.
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From:neeroc
Date:October 9th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I'm sure it confuses you even more that we celebrate about a month before the Americans do too.
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From:neeroc
Date:October 9th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
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Hehe - hubby doesn't call it domesticity, he refers to it as an excuse to make a mess in another room in the house *g* Thanks for your good wishes this weekend, we had a great visit at the cottage and two turkey dinners! What more could a gal ask for. *g*
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From:moo
Date:October 8th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Bummer we don't live closer. I have about 100 packages of needles in my inventory here.

Don't let anyone discourage you from making your own bias. It's not difficult to make and will match perfectly. You'll be happier with it in the end.
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