Update 4: Well I’ll be goddamned.

July 13, 2012

He fixed it. Holy motherfucking shit, HE FIXED IT. Even though he has a leftover screw (maybe that’s what was rattling around inside, because we can’t figure out any place that’s missing a screw), and he put one of the throat plate screws in the wrong place and now we’re afraid for him to take that screw out and put the right one in because OH GOD WHAT IF THAT’S THE FAIRY DUST THAT’S HOLDING THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER???

MY HERO. Also, doesn’t my kitchen look pretty in the background? I DESIGNED THAT. And husband built it. Except I did the tile on the wall. It was awesome, and I’d never tiled anything before. THAT USED TO BE WHERE THE LIVING ROOM WAS. Seriously. And that column that sort of looks like it’s growing out of the back of Husband’s head? There’s another one on the other side of the room, but it’s not all finished and painted nice like that one yet, and the other day Hellbaby ran smack dab into it and about knocked herself out. She fell right on her ass, and (because we are evil, bad people) Alice and I about laughed ourselves sick. And so Hellbaby, instead of squalling,  laughed too, and then she started throwing herself on the floor on purpose and giggling like it was the funniest thing EVER, and it pretty much was, because let me tell you, the girl’s got quite a talent for the slapstick. And sorry for the crappy photo quality; I took it with my phone because it’s like almost midnight, yo.

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Lizbeth July 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

Can I steal him??? I have broken stuff all over the house. I’ll even try to bake something…..
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Handflapper July 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I am happy to lend him to you. I don’t know how happy he will be about that, but he’s a pretty good sport.


Kait July 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

Yaaaaa Hooooooo. He fixed it. I hope it is better now that before. Like the 6 million dollar man.

Because I am also cruel I laughed at Hellbaby’s full tilt boogie into pole.


Handflapper July 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

It works just fine, but I’m afraid to ever lower the feed dog again. No free motion quilting on that thing. I guess I’ll ask Santa for something more high dollar.


Andi July 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’ve run into a column like Hellbaby, except I did it while walking and talking to my former boss. He was really worried about me — not because I hit myself hard enough to nearly have a concussion, but because I started crying and laughing at the same time. I was crying because it hurt, but laughing because DAMN, that was funny!

I also sew stuff, and I wish to know the name of your machine so I can avoid it and make “evil eye” signs at them. I have managed to not break any of my machines yet, but I’m sure I’ve just jinxed myself. On the other hand, I broke the washing machine yesterday.
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Handflapper July 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

My machine is a Singer, specifically the 7469Q. The “Q” is for quilting. It is advertised as a quilting machine, but Singer should be embarrassed to call it that. I knew it wasn’t a top-of-the-line machine when I bought it, but it was on sale and I had just broken my previous machine (for realz, I somehow pulled it off the table and it landed upside down and the tension knob jammed up inside the casing and that was that) and I was in the middle of making Hellbaby’s Halloween costume and I had to have a machine NOW. I bought it specifically for the “Q.” I’ve always been a quilting snob, have never machine quilted, always by hand, but I thought this machine would be a good way to try my hand and getting quilted projects done in a more timely fashion. Well, the first time I attempted some free motion quilting, I was not impressed with the quality of the stitching at all. And then, when I tried to raise the feed dog to return to regular sewing, it wouldn’t raise. There are other things I am not pleased with, but you can find them enumerated often by other people online if you just google “Singer 7469.” For regular sewing, it’s decent I guess.


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