Monday, July 30, 2012

Procrastination meets Deadline.

So, recall last Tuesday when I loaded Diamond Fields onto the quilting frame and only did a couple of bobbins worth before walking away from it.  At that time, I had said LOTS of time was available without much of a rush needed to meet the Wedding deadline (this Saturday).
And honestly...I'm still not in too much of a need for a big crazy push to meet the deadline, even though I'm at a workshop for 8 hours today and tomorrow.... and appointments on Wednesday.... in addition to the afternoon swimming lessons as well, and the gardening that will be screaming at me Thursday, and an early Friday-morning departure time for the 10-hour North Dakota road trip.  Really!  I should have plenty of time to meet the deadline 8-)


as long as everything keeps running smoothly......

Holy buckets!!!!!  Imagine the noise that came from my machine when the bottom of the quilting foot broke clear off its shank!!!  It nearly gave me a full-blown heart attack!

And then....the PANIC!  
You have GOT to be kidding me!!!  I mean.....what???  Thankfully the machine wasn't damaged.  Thankfully the quilt wasn't damaged.   The needle (obviously) lost its life, but I have PLENTY of those!  
But a quilting foot?!?!?!?  

Who do I know that has a Juki?  What company do I know in the area that even carries Juki accessories????

 And then.....Good ol' Murphy lost at his own game!
When I checked my accessory bag..... A SPARE quilting foot was in it!   I had had the 1/4" quilting foot on the machine, and I completely forgot that a 1/5" quilting foot also came with the machine!!!!

...and the Heavens opened up and the Angels sang...

So, after a little loosening and tightening of some screws....I was back underway.  Tragedy escaped.

And I ALMOST finished it!  Almost.  I finished up the last bobbin I had prepped, and with the Olympics full underway, I simply wasn't in the mood anymore to wind up one more bobbin and finish it up.
Tomorrow, once I arrive back home at 4:00, I'll finish this up and hopefully get the binding on too.


Judy D in WA said...

That Murphy, he's quite the kidder!

I have never seen anything like this before. Thank goodness Juki was smart enough to include 2 darning/quilting feet. Lucky you! You'll have that ready to bind before dinner. :)

Quilter Kathy said...

OMG...that was a close call! So glad you sorted it out!

Linda said...

Wow, Amy, you must be living right! I'm glad you were able to get it going again. I think I'd buy an extra one just in case! I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Andee said...

You get a gold medal! Whoot, whoot!

scraphappy said...

Oh NO. That could have been a lot worse. I have never seen a broken foot, but it must happen or there would not have been an extra in the accessory bag. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

jillquilts said...

OMG!! So lucky you had the spare!!! Way to go on getting to the quilting!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Someone was watching out for you!!!! I've never seen a foot snap like that. Now you have to get a back-up for the back-up.