I hate pinning to be honest. I have a big thing about counting pins, and I get in a massive panic if I think I've dropped one...
They slow things down. They get blunt and sometimes leave marks. You have to be careful when pinning things to make sure you dont shift the fabric when you stick the pin in (thus defeating the entire purpose). I always get jabbed by pins. You have to sew slowly so that you can take the pins out as you come to them.
Of course it probably doesnt help that I tend not to select the style of pin in accordance to how I'm about to use them. No. I tend to select my pins on the basis that some taste better than others.... Anyway.
I hate pinning. I mostly dont bother. Unfortunately there are some things that really do need pinning. Like the many layers in bag making for instance.
If you are of a nervous disposition look away...
|(yes I have unscrewed the needle from the arm, thats not what you're looking at....)|
I was a split second too slow at pulling the pin out. That or it was another of my marvellously bent pins. Whichever. The needle and pin are now one, somewhere beneath the dogs. Cannot for the life of me shift either. Or get my sewing out to finish on old machine. Not without cutting it out, and its 3 days work that was sooooo close to finish so I'm not about to cut it out.
Am a little upset!!!
Where I live you cant just take machine to repair either. It cant be handed in for servicing.
What to do?
In a vain attempt to cheer myself up, I've entered Katy and Brenda's bundle competition...CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT IT. Its a generous competition to win a bunde of your own choice, and for your bundle to be available in the shop for others too. This is my pick.
Medallion in green from Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt
Hello Pilgrim Jewels in purple by Lizzy Scott
Mono Pez in Sky Blue, from Pezzy Prints by American Jane
Circuit in black Mechanical Genius by Mo Bedell
Roundabout dots in orange fizz from Modern Workshop by Oliver & S
Heath in Metal Pink by Alexander Henry
Fizz in Yellow from Fruit Slice by Khristian A Howell
Color me Check in Natural by Studio E
Daisys Dates in Graphite from Reunion by Sweetwater
Circle Stripes in Cloud Gray from A walk in the woods by Aneela Hoey
Dots in Steel Gray from Half Moon Modern by Momo
Dash Stripes in Cloud Gray from A walk in the woods by Aneela Hoey
I always love greys. I almost always love anything bright. But aside from that, this bundle is probably based on my most recent fabric crush....
|Washi Tape in Charcoal by Rashida Coleman -Hale for Timeless Treasures|
Something else that cheers me up... My Stained Quilt Along group on flickr is up to 60 members! And, we have our first finish!
|Staind Picnic & Fairgrounds by Lynz @ Domestic light and magic|
Isn't it wonderful? Staind Picnic & Fairgrounds! Its by the equally wonderful and awffy lovely Lynz who blogs at Domestic Light and Magic
I love it!