Wednesday, September 12, 2012

When a small project takes longer than it should....

My plan was this:  make just one of these nesting blocks to hold all of my extra cords for this and that - eReader, iPod, etc. - that normally clutter up my desk.  I had received the adorable Heather Ross FQ that I got free from Spoonflower and thought it would be perfect for this project.  It is!  But.....I ran into a bit of a glitch.


I had this great idea to finish off the upper edge with one of the decorative stitches on my machine.  Super cute, no?

It all seemed to be going smoothly until I stopped to readjust my presser foot and......waaaaait a minute????


Huh.  Clearly something became misaligned as I went along!  You know where this is going, right?  Enter seam ripper.  Bleh. 

My machine has this goofy alligator stitch, see it there?  #31?


It's meant to be used to "realign the pattern" and the manual gives instructions on how to do this, which I have fiddled with a bit in the past.  I guess it makes sense that depending on the thickness of what you're sewing or how fast you're sewing, that things could go askew.  But really, this is very askew.  Thank goodness I didn't make it all the way around before I noticed!  So needless to say, a little frustrated with my machine.

Hopefully I'll be back a bit later, after spending some quality time with my seam ripper.

10 comments:

Toni said...

That decorative stitch is such a fun finishing touch! Sorry it got a little out of control!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I hope you figure it out--because it sure is cute!

Heidi Grohs said...

I hate when something like that happens!!!!

Katie B. said...

Oof. Sometimes you just have to put the project down and walk away for a bit! This is going to be really cute when it's finished.

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is so beautiful, such a shame.. I am sure you will make it work!

Patti said...

This is going to be great Heather! Goofy machines!!

Nicole said...

Bummer! Glad to see you didn't give up. The blocks came out really nicely. Love the owl!

Suz said...

Disappointing that it doesn't actually stitch an alligator stitch! Read the final post and really like it with the simple stitching - sometimes simple is BEST!

Debbie said...

what a bummer for sure!

Wendy said...

The box is lovely and it's a shame the stitch didn't work out as it's pretty. my machine doesn't have an decorative stitches and if I'd seen yours, I would have thought it stitched a line of crocodiles!!