I am going to get my Janome fixed and working properly Either that, or I'm going to set up one of the vintage machines and learn to use it. Because this is getting ridiculous.
It's been a year since I was able to free motion quilt on my machine. I've tried every trick I know and asked for help and nothing fixed the problem. Every time I sit down to sew, I wind up fighting the machine. Do you think that's why I've done so little sewing in 2017? The knitting and cross stitch are fun and tempting, but I like sewing too.
Last week, I made a thing and wrote a post, then I quickly deleted the post because my finished project was sad and miserable. (It did wind up on Bloglovin and apparently when you hit publish too soon it's there and stays there.)
The plan was to make a thrifted piece of needlepoint into a simple zippered notions bag. There's absolutely no reason why that shouldn't have worked.
The Janome disagreed. I swore at it and it beeped at me and came unplugged four separate times and the whole thing culminated in a broken needle.
This would have been such a cute little bag if the layers hadn't kept shifting and the machine hadn't kept expressing its opinion. I love the idea of what this should have been enough that I'll take it apart and redo it.