It all started like this.
With a simple 50 minute delay, that turned into a 2 our delay ---
I called Delta, and they were nice as always on the phone, trying to get me to Wichita tonight – but it just wouldn’t happen.
I could take my chances that my connecting flight in Atlanta would also be delayed, but if I got to Atlanta, and that flight had already left, there were no more flights from Atlanta that could get me into Wichita tonight.
So guess where I am??
“Come back to the airport and pick me up, I am rebooked on a flight at 5:25am tomorrow morning!”
And I had to uncheck my luggage – ALL my luggage:
Waiting back out at the curb.
There is an upside to EVERYTHING.
First and foremost I am not stuck in Atlanta overnight having to pay for a hotel room because weather delays are not compensated by the airlines.
I got to call the guild and tell them to cancel my hotel, saving them money!
I get to stay in my own bed tonight. ((Even if it means getting up at 3am to take a shower before leaving for the airport at 4am.))
I’ve been bumped to first class for both legs of my trip tomorrow morning, and I should be landing in Wichita at 10am if all goes on schedule. I know. I’m afraid to think of what can happen to this schedule – but still ---
Winfield is only an hour from Wichita –My lecture isn’t until 1pm. This is a VERY VERY GOOD THING! I may still make it just fine.
Someone will just have to sticky-roll the threads off me before I go on to speak.
Oh what the heck, leave them there ----we are quilters! We all come with threads attached!
So tonight I’m back here:
Singer Improved Family, 1885!
The Singer VS2 with the pretty pretty decals has a shuttle with a stripped screw. I tighten it and it sews fine, and the vibrating shuttle loosens the screw and pretty soon the bobbin thread snaps, and we start all over again, tightening the screw, checking the tension, rethreading the machine ---I’m ordering a new shuttle.
I thought I could trade it out for my Singer 27, but no….the VS2 is shorter in length. See the difference?
Even the grooves for the thread guiding are different.
On a mission for a new shuttle.
The Improved Family is a fun little machine. A pre-curser to the class 15 machine, it has a round bobbin that snaps in behind a little door shuttle….check HERE where I posted more photos and info.
It's NOT a pretty machine like the VS2, but it is more than 10 years older and quite innovative in its day! Great stitcher, too!
I won’t be sewing long. I’m feeling pretty pooped out. 3am will come early.
But to drown my frustration, I’m treating myself to some goodies brought home from New Jersey this week:
Thanks, Cathie! I needed it!
Have a good evening, everyone.
With the earliness of my flight in the morning there likely won’t be a blog post to speak of between now and then.
Will catch you up as I can from Kansas!