by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

I had a real melt down yesterday. i had to mend a pair of sports pants for hubby to wear to my sisters funeral today. Big problem was I had forgotten how to wind a bobbin. After turning machine on & off 2-3 times and scratching my head because the machine kept telling me to lower the foot, I realized I had to hit the bobbin symbol. Great I was on my way, but then I could not work out how to stop it as I only needed a little of the color to do the job. Finally worked out I had to hit the bobbin symbol again. I dread to think what will happen when I finally get to do some embroidering. Please all keep your fingers crossed that I will remember. LOL Hugs


by meganne 05 Jan 2018

God bless you Shirley and sincere condolences on the sad loss of your sister.
We buried my Niece, (my sister's oldest daughter), yesterday and I too found myself feeling very numb and confused in the days since her death. Give yourself time to grieve and heal.
Hugs n blessings xxx Meg

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shirley124 by shirley124 05 Jan 2018

Many thanks Meg. Condolences to you also on the loss of your niece. Big Hugs

by sewtired 04 Jan 2018

Prayers for peace. We all handle stress in different ways, hopefully that was the extent of your problem. Take a few deep breaths and begin again.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks for your prayers. I think I will need more than a few deep breaths before I start again. I am sure I will be able to cope and hope to have a project to show soon. Hugs

by 02kar Moderator 04 Jan 2018

I'm so sorry . It was awful enough to have the stress and grief of your sister's funeral, but to have all the added stress of trying to do a rush job on top of it. But you not only survived you managed to fix his pants. Good for you. Now go enjoy reading the manual, step by step I hope you will find it fascinating reading.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks. I should not have had the stress of fixing his pants the day before, they had been waiting a few months. It was just that he had never had the need to wear them. I am surprised they still fitted. In the mean time I will enjoy some bed time reading with the manual. Hugs

by graceandham 04 Jan 2018

It's just your brain letting you know you are very stressed. Chill out about sewing - it can wait. Sorry to read of your loss. I will pray for you.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks. I think my poor brain is over scrambled. My problem is the sewing has waited too long. Hope to get back into it soon. Hugs

by crafter2243 Moderator 04 Jan 2018

Sending you a hug. I am convinced after you are less stressed things will come back to you. In the meantime I pray for you and your family

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks for the Hug and prayer. I did get lots yesterday as there were nieces & nephews that I did not think would travel to the service. It is sad that a funeral is the main time family members get together. Hugs

by kustomkuddle 04 Jan 2018

Oh dear. I am sure that stress had a lot to do with it. I am so sorry about your sister. Sending hugs and prayers. Once you have time to catch your breath, I'm sure everything about the sewing machine will come back to you.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks for your hugs and prayers. It was sad to lose my sister but she had not known us or able to communicate with us for the past 2-3 years. I have not done any sewing for so long ans am hoping to get back into it soon. As I said below I will read up on the manual first. Hugs

by jrob Moderator 04 Jan 2018

Dear, you were just under loads of stress and that will scramble anyone's brain. You just need to be tender with yourself and it will come back- pressing the bobbin button did. Just take your time. Don't begin with a rush job and we're here if you need help.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks. Stress can be a problem. I will be less stressed when I use the machine again. Problem is I was on my older embroidery machine I have still to learn the new one that I have had for 2 years. With moving and other things I have not had the chance to do much with it. Hugs

by asterixsew Moderator 04 Jan 2018

Hi dear. I'm sure that when you do get time to sit down quietly at your embroidery machine that it will all come back to you. I hope that your sisters funeral went well. Take care

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks. Yes the funeral was simple and nice. I will make sure I am in a better frame of mind when I get to embroidering. Hugs

by mops Moderator 04 Jan 2018

It might help to open your user manual and read the instructions, just seeing the pictures might be enough. I find that really helpful when I am switching to a second machine I have not used for a long time.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Thanks mops. That did not even enter my head. Will read it up before starting to do any Embroidering. Hugs

by hightechgrammy 04 Jan 2018

Oh Shirley, When you are experiencing grief, lots of regular things just require more patience. Also, you were under a time crunch. It's okay, you'll get your "sanity" back before too long. :-) Hang in there for now and don't try to do projects for awhile and definitely not under stress.

shirley124 by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

Oh thanks. I realize I was under stress but boy I've wound nearly as many bobbins in my life as eating hot dinners. lol
Sure hope I get my sanity back soon. Hugs

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 04 Jan 2018

You will.