I’m losing my mind. Literally. Yesterday was not a good day. Hopefully, today will be much better. It all started yesterday with an issue with my bobbin winder. It normally looks like this.
It looks so primitive, like a science project from school.
Here’s a close up. You see that black rubber O ring. That’s really an important part of the bobbin winder.
Now look at this photo.
Notice something missing. The black rubber O ring. Yeah, that’s not a good thing. I can’t wind bobbins without it. Bobbin winder won’t work. Here’s what happened to it. Usually, when I wind 2 or 3 bobbins in a row, the little rubber ring will shoot right off the winder. It gets a little heated from the friction, loosens up and shoots off a 100 miles per hour. Maybe a slight exaggeration, but it really comes off fast. It’s rubber so, it’s like bouncing one of those little gumball machine balls around the house. I mean that little O ring will bounce off the ceiling and shoot into the other room. Luckily, I always find it. It’s very annoying. Well, not yesterday. I looked everywhere!!!! I was in full panic mode and went to the hardware store to see if I could find a replacement. Called A-1 and naturally, they had no idea the exact size I needed or if I could find one. Really?? They offered to send some out, but I like needed it NOW. They gave me the approximate size, which the store didn’t have. Again, naturally. In desperation, I purchased a couple of sizes anyways. Got home…nope too big and too small at the same time. Miraculously, I had a total Mcgyver moment and came up with this.
Worked like a charm!!! I used my hair tie to wrap around first and then put the O ring over it. It wasn’t perfect, but it worked. I have to say I felt like a genius for a second. I lost a ton of time though. BUT later in the day when I went to go wind some more bobbins look at what I saw. Notice anything??
Yep, that’s my missing O ring. It was right there the whole time. It some how ended up landing right on my bobbin winder. I was looking EVERYWHERE for it. Well, not everywhere. LOL! It blended in so well, I just missed it. Yes, I am losing my mind. LOL!!! Scott was literally laughing out loud when I sent him the picture. Look at the size difference between the O rings I bought and what I needed. Gosh, I wanted those 3 hours back I wasted earlier!!! Trust me it was panic filled 3 hours!!
Just when I thought my day wasn’t so bad…my A-1 Annie started making a strange noise. It’s coming from the bobbin area. I have no idea what it is. It’s stitching fine but sounds bad. 🙁 I took the area apart, cleaned and oiled…still making the noise. It’s like a whining sound. I will be making phone calls this morning. Hopefully, it’s an easy fix.
Last but not least, Happy Birthday to my little sis Kristin!!! She’s catching up to me! 🙂
Even though, I’m 13 years older, we still have some competitive sibling rivalry. Even when we are playing an innocent game of mini golf! Ha!!
Happy Birthday, Kristin, we love you!