But I'm beginning to think somewhere someone installed a camera in my sewing room and waits for every time I am on a real creativity streak and pushes the "ruin her day with something ridiculous because we can't have this kind of fun just happening willy nilly" button.
My machine has bit the dust, and all because of a stupid pin run over while making a shop sample.
Son of a bee sting. Everyone runs over pins, every day, all the time. It's like the one quilting "rule" that everyone knows about and laughs in the face of. Wellllllllll now, isn't this special.
To the right, is the quilt I was working on when my machine up and croaked, only it was at a lesser state of completion. I was in the middle of piecing Row flippin' 2. Finished the rest at the shop.
Well...there's the point of impact but uh...the rest of the pin is MIA and this time, it didn't hit me in the face like it has in the past. Go figure.
Well, at $135 for the shop to even look at my machine, plus whatever it cost to fix it plus whatever else they found was wrong (which I know there are other issues with it, mainly electronic) plus whatever parts were needed to fix it...Yeah, Murphy's Law stole my wallet too, because Berninas only take Bernina parts and Bernina's prices are just laughably ridiculous.
Were this machine not a hand me down from Mom, I could never afford to buy a Bernina at all. But I also can't afford to fix it right now either. $135 to look at it plus $X to do whatever it needs? I can buy a good little workhorse machine for that much and I plan to once my paycheck hits, hopefully. It was recommended several times that I look at a Brother machine, because they're relatively inexpensive but are good quality machines. So I'll give one a look and see what I come home with.
So yeah...My creative burst got stymied by one stupid little pin. Well played, Murphy you asshole, well played.