Jun. 9th, 2015

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Yesterday I was wiped out. I was fatigued most of the afternoon and by the time I got home I needed to lie down. I lay down on the couch, didn't even take off my boots, and woke up 45 minutes later. I usually can't nap after 4pm unless I'm ill or absolutely exhausted. Oof. It was all I could do to muster the energy to eat a green salad and a banana with almond butter for dinner.

I hope tonight is better because it's my last free evening this week and I'd like to finish Apron 2 before the weekend. Speaking of sewing, every attempt to find classes or private lessons for using my serger has failed. Apparently I'm the only person in the KC/Lawrence/Topeka area who owns a Husquvarna serger. Why is this so difficult? FUCK.

BTW, for anyone thinking why don't I just follow the user's manual, let me assure you: I've tried. My last attempt at following the directions on dropping the blade for a topstitch resulted in the entire machine coming unthreaded and bending a needle. I can't even follow the directions for threading the damn thing. Whenever I have to actually re-thread it (and not just tie the ends to change thread), it's nothing but sheer good luck when it finally works. Seriously, it takes me about half and hour and at least a dozen tries and I've never figured out what I'm doing different on the times when it works. This is why my machine has sat, unthreaded and unused, for three weeks. I just don't have the energy to deal with it right now.

I am not a book-learner, y'all. I can learn facts from books, but that's it. Everything else I need to be shown. Multiple times. *sigh*

Today's Tumblr is Tuesday, June 9: Big Cats.

UPDATE: [livejournal.com profile] renniemom referred me to Harper's Fabric and Quilt Co., which for some reason (read: Google's shitty result modifications) didn't show on my search for "KC sewing machine retailers."

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