I don't quilt. In fact, as soon as I finish sewing all the skirts for which I already have material, I'm going to change this to "I don't sew." I'd say it now, but I really do love long skirts and in order to own them, I have to make them. I hate sewing. And maybe that's partially because sewing machines and I don't get along, but there are so many other reasons:
- You can't fit a sewing machine in your purse. You can't take a sewing project on the go with you. You have to be at home (or wherever your sewing machine may be). You can, however, fit a sock in your purse. Just sayin'.
- You're stuck at the table. You can't lay in bed or sit on the couch while sewing. It just doesn't work. Believe me, I've contemplated how to possibly make it work otherwise. Nope. Doesn't work.
- It's loud! Ok, it's not that loud, but it's loud enough to become annoying. Loud enough that you can't really carry on a conversation. Loud enough that you ought to stop when people are trying to sleep.
- Bobbins. I must be cursed when it comes to bobbins. My sewing machine won't wind them--the tension on them isn't consistent. Don't ask me questions. I don't have answers. And my little "SideWinder" has stopped winding them as well. And believe me-winding bobbins by hand is just obnoxious.