Sunday, June 14, 2009

OH GOD I'M LIVID!

Yesterday afternoon I finally got a start on making my 'book of stitches'... and I was happily sewing for 2 hours or so and got these 4 pages done:

ABOVE AND BELOW: just a few of the hundreds of stitches it can do! AND it has 4 full alphabets too!

Anyway... back to my TITLE: there I was happily sewing and all of a sudden for no apparent reason this message flashed up on the screen "Clean under the bobbin case and remove any loose threads, then press OK"....

OK.... so I did that... and ..... the machine would not sew... it just kept saying I had to clean under the bobbin case! I CLEANED IT ALREADY.. again and again..... and again.

SO... the bloody thing is still not going... I can't sew... and this is the SECOND weekend in a row that this has happened. I have had the machine for just over 2 weeks and it's broken down 2 times already.

I am fit to kill .... I NOW HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE SHOP AGAIN. I paid over $3,500 for this F#@KEN machine.... someone is going to pay for this... or I want my money back! ... (which would be sad cos I am really loving it... when it goes!)

SO... how is YOUR day going? I am not sewing today obviously... so not sure what I will do. Maybe read a book? Or help Stew do the driveway extension thingee...
I am SOooooo not happy... and add in having a shitty cold and I'M GRUMPY.
Maybe I should go ... shopping? That might cheer me up.
ONE thing I can do REALLY well... is shop:


We went to St Lukes.. and into 'The King of Knives' shop and saw this neat chopping thingee.. it was reduced from $74.90 to $59.90 so we thought, YEP a good deal and bought it. Then later on in the day when we were at Sylvia Park we saw the EXACT SAME one for $40 !!! So we hotfooted it back to The King of Knives and asked for our money back! Which they did with apologies. BLOODY RIP OFF ARTISTS. Don't shop there people!
ABOVE: Stew finally found some lovely new casual shoes to wear with his jeans.. he's only been looking for months!

ABOVE: next we saw these tops ... 'Buy 1 get the 2nd half price'... so Stew and Griffin got a matching top each. CUTE.

ABOVE: then we got Brylee another of those sweet tops with the thumb holes in the sleeves... cos she loves them... . and a new swimsuit... and I got some new chopping boards....

ABOVE: Bry in her new swimsuit... which she sooooo didn't want to take off! *smiles*

ABOVE: Griffin holding my new wooden chopping board.. to show it's size. I love it.
And that is all ! I was tempted to buy a couple of tops for myself... but I have made a vow to not buy another item of clothing for myself until I am at the weight I want to be FOREVER.... so there ya go.
I'm knackered now... going to go put me feet up and relax.
End of Day: well it started out like crap... but ended well. nite nite.

22 comments:

  1. Came across your Blog via 'The Green Mile'.

    My wife is having great success with the 'Nutrisystem' Plan.

    I enjoy stimulating folks to 'Think and Laugh'... come visit sometime.

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  2. Bugga - have you won lotto or something and not telling us you seem to be having a massive spending spree lately :-)

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  3. That would bloody piss me off if it was my machine!!! I think you should at least insist on a replacement machine and not just a repair. That is a lot of money to pay for something and it is so disappointing when these things clag out!! Nothing more annoying...

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  4. Omg, those are some awesome stitches! I'd be pissed off too ....hope they can get it working and keep it working!
    Shopping ...best thing ever!

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  5. Bugger about the machine Chris. I'd be livid too. Did you keep your old one as a spare? If I couldn't sew I'd be a nut case... well a madder nut case then!! Off to Mr Wright's again. He told me you'd been back recently... he never forgets a face!! or is it the $ we spend haha.

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  6. wow Chris, that sure sucks about your sewing machine. I would definitely try to get money back or something...good luck on your shopping spree!

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  7. Oh, man, I'd be mad if I spent that kind of money for something that won't work.

    Hey. Psst. I'm glad you have the money to spend on it. I love how you are able to enjoy things you buy, and btw you are a good giver of gifts to others as well as yourself. You are a treasure to me, and NO, I'm not flirting with ya. :p

    PS. Does Brylee like dresses with little embroidery things on them? Embroidered jeans are really "in" here.

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  8. Shop til you drop honey! I'm sure there's a sale going on somewhere :-)

    Good luck with the sewing machine.

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  9. aah, don't you love being old and cranky? good excuse to let fly.

    Man, what a bummer about the machine. I know I would be down there first thing it opened. I HATE problems with expensive toys. Nothing worse. You pay good money for something and it doesn't work, that's just sooo frustrating *pant, pant*.... end rant... lol

    Stick it up them hon! and go shopping, I plan to!

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  10. ohhhh I would be livid too AND would want some answers...all that money and 2 breakdowns...definetly not good!!

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  11. Obviously your macine is computer driven, have you tried to reset it, or switched it on and off a couple times??

    Just a thought.

    Lovely day here, we are off to town for a walk around, Steve been pestering me to go visit Museum!!!!

    Oh well the things you do :)

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  12. Enjoy the shopping - our spending days seem to be over:-(

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  13. How'd the shopping go?

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  14. I vote for shopping, that always makes me feel better.

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  15. I'd be pissed off as well if that was my machine. I'd ask for a complete new one if I were you.

    Cute swimmers on Brylee.

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  16. Thanks for the comments Chris! We don't want the disasters - but sort of feeling now - two steps forward, one back.... Sunday night - and Pete's coping with the pain, not too severe. Surgeon visit tomorrow. All good here (well sort of)

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  17. I hear your frustration, Chris. My overlocker spat the dummy this afternoon and I've only had it for about 6 weeks. I have rethreaded it and changed the needles and it's STILL skipping stitches. So there goes half a day off later in the week. Bugger bugger bugger.

    I reckon you should get a replacement as you haven't even been able to use it properly and TWICE is way too much.

    Those kids are so cute. And the old bloke isn't bad either!

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  18. looks like you hade a fun day shopping.

    Love the necklass!!!!

    Daughter #3

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  19. That sucks about the sewing machine! It pissed me off just reading about it!

    Love Stews shoes. Do they come with velcro?

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  20. that woudl make me nuts on the machine... love the matching tops.. i have a chopper lookssomething like that but you do the work by pushing the lid down mine was 7 dollars at bed bath and beyond... do you have BBB there... i could so go broke in that store.

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  21. Pissy machines! But love the stitches...The little cars are cool.

    I must say thank you, thank you, for the snapshots. I have a need for the concrete thingys myself, but wouldn't have known if I hadn't seen a pic. Congrats on the weight loss!

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  22. Oh no, that's awful. Now I don't want to learn how to sew. Maybe I should convince my wife to learn how.

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