Thursday, 7 October 2010

It all started a month or two ago ...

The normal letter from British Gas telling me it was time to service my boiler, but not with an appointment, but instruction to log on line and book it there!  Do you think I can find the letter?

Then the new lawnmower started to sound just a little off colour (well not so new, we bought it last summer)... so it needs a service.  Hmmm....

And then I get a letter from the garage telling me it's time for my car to have a service! ..... 

Are you still with me?  Can you see a pattern here!  Are you sensing my frustration yet?

and then.....

My beloved Bernina decided that although I'd just cleaned and oiled her at her request .... no, that wasn't good enough .....

She didn't understand I was right in the middle of free motion quilting a quilt! ...  Noooooo!

So the blinking tools on the screen flashed, and flashed, I let them flash some more til the quilting was done. 

Then I went to drag out the 'reserve' from the back and behind my frame.  Not an easy feat I can tell you!



She's been around a while, admittedly, and I guess because of that she didn't complain when she was plugged straight in and switched on.  Although she has a bit of a bad habit in clinching the fabric in her grip and not wanting to let it go, but I think after a little chat and a slight (OK, a major) adjustment she's been pretty much well behaved! 

But she's not my Berni, and I miss her!  Only another week to 10 days till she's home and making me happy again! 

Am I the only person that seems to have everything in the house needing a service all at the same time?   (my bank account is shrinking in fear!)

In the mean time, I started something new!  Well, why not, eh?

Happy Quilting!

5 comments:

AMKreations said...

Oh no! So sorry...seem like those stressful moments come all at once and our resolve not to wallow in self-pity must be strong! I can totally relate, in that I faced a number of stressful situations in my life all at once last month.

This month is going better...so I'm gonn keep pressing on and hoping for the best!

Hope things begin to look up for you too!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

eek! I HOPE Things smooth out!! this to shall pass...

Greg said...

They say that things come in 3's... It's time for you to move to the back of the line, or even switch lines and get in the GOOD line.... It will get better.

orchidlover said...

THings like this always come all at once don't they. I can't believe how long you will be without your machine. I'm lucky in that I have a man local to me that will pick up and service my machine and bring it back all in the same day.

Love and hugs Gina xx

Lis said...

It must be the "money going out" phase of the moon or something. After waiting months and months the guy to paint the outside of the windows turned up yesterday and the guy to repoint the chimney arrived first thing this morning! I hope these things don't come in threes, we're out of cash!