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« on: October 26, 2007 01:50:50 AM »

I thought maybe some of y'all could relate to this.  Grin

One night, probably around 2AM, my mom and I decided to work on a stuffed witch for my front porch. While we were outside, carefully stuffing and trying to create a witch that wouldn't fall off the chair we had her sitting on, my husband got the brilliant idea that he would make a ghost to hang up. He whips out my sewing machine, which he's already attempted to use to sew garbage bags together, and the swearing begins. We can hear him from the porch all the way in the living room, cursing the poor white sheet he decided to butcher. Twenty or so minutes later he presents to me a 'ghost'(if you could call it that), obviously sewed with his feet and red thread. I ran to my sewing machine, only to find bits and pieces of the white sheet, red thread lint, and a severely bent needle. Not a big deal... or so I thought.

My poor, poor machine... he almost killed it! Somehow he managed to get a few parts wet, so they were beginning to rust. Pieces were stuck together and some wouldn't come unscrewed for anything. It took me hours to get it apart, clean it up, and put it back together, only for it to still get caught up whenever the needle was put down. I thought it was just not enough oil, so I oiled it more and tried again - nope. Still wouldn't work. I freaked out, then ran to the computer and ordered another sewing machine. After the panic wore off and I went to go clean up the broken bits of my machine, I noticed something a little off about it... yeah, I hadn't gotten it back together right and it was literally off by maybe 1/8th of an inch. After fixing that, it began to work just fine.  Embarrassed

I decided not to cancel my order, just in case he decided to attack it with a bottle of Coke and aluminum cans next time, heh.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007 09:21:40 AM »

That is funny.  Cheesy

I don't let anyone near Betsy (that's my machine). There is a protective forcefield that surrounds her and I instinctively know when someone has tried to penetrate the barrier. The consequences for those who are caught are dire.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007 11:49:28 AM »

Wow, my boy might be missing a few fingers lol.  Anytime someone comes in the room where my sewing machine is (shared with computer room) they get yelled at to not even cross into my world lol.  No one has dared to question my authority yet, I feel sorry for them if they do....  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 08:43:28 AM »

my god! i feel so lucky!

my boy once used my sewing machine to fix a hole in his shorts pockets, he did this without asking- when i found out i had nigh on a panic attack, rushed to my machine - which was perfectly fine! he had even changed the top thread so it was a 'matching' colour.  shame the repair he did only lasted about 4 hours though.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007 08:03:00 PM »

My toddler knocked my old machine off the table, and t's now unusable (crank won't turn at all).  Fortunately, I bought a new one last December, or I'd be looking for a new machine (and I was in the middle of making a swap package AND a Halloween costume when he did it).  Fortunately, DH's mom had a sewing machine, and he knows how to work one, but he's never bothered. His creativity lies elsewhere (for which I'm thankful).  Smiley
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