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.