Wednesday, March 19, 2008

On Pineapples and Bobbins

Mmmm, pineapple.

We've had some big storms moving through our area yesterday, and we lost electricity for hours. I went to the gym and to the grocery store during the morning and early afternoon, before it went out, but then, on my way to see Laddie, I noticed the police directing traffic and realized that the traffic lights were down. Lights were out at Garden Court, too.

I got home about 2:30 and had to leave the car in the driveway because the garage door wouldn't open. No electricity at home, either.

The lights didn't come back on until around 6:00, but after reading a while in the dining room where there was some light, I finally gave up and took a nap. Fortunately, we missed the worst of the bad weather, but the wind was really something.

Yesterday morning, before leaving on all of my errands, I hemmed a pair of pants and used the Sidewinder to wind the bobbin. The automatic shut-off for when the bobbin was full didn't work. This morning, I tried again. When the bobbins were about full, I stopped and didn't wait for the automatic shut off.

Jude is right, it doesn't wind as evenly. Maybe if I slow down a bit, it will do a little better. Overall, at this point, I agree with Jude. It is disappointing. I will use it some, I'm sure; especially if the winder on the machine frustrates me, but it isn't what I expected.


  1. why have I suddenly started thinking about vegematics???

  2. Isn't it frustrating when these wonder gadgets don't work the way you hope?

    The close-up pattern on that pineapple is beautiful!

  3. Like Kay, I think the close-up on the pineapple is beautiful. Hope it tasted as good.

  4. kimy -- :0 I'm faster than a vegematic. Why am I thinking of Lucille Ball?

    Kay -- It was worth a try, but maybe not worth the money on the Sidewinder. I love the pattern on the pineapple, too.

    Kim -- Oh, yes, sweet and fresh. Pineapple has such a fresh taste.

  5. Pineapple is my favorite fruit...yummm. Sorry about the disappointment with the sidewinder. I didn't get one of those. I figured I would need a second spool of thread just for it and didn't want to do that. I hope it works out ok for you.

  6. Connie - Not the best investment I've ever made! :0


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