Oh no. My sewing machine is under the weather and misbehaving today. I feel absolutely frustrated. I have a secret project I am working on with a deadline of next Saturday, as well as another dress I am mocking up in muslin for a designer. All in all, I really needed my machine to sew this weekend.
Alas, my poor vintage Singer is skipping the vital task of picking up the bobbin thread at random intervals. It will sew perfectly for a few inches, then whoops, all of a sudden it misses hooking the bobbin thread. Sometimes the needle, thread, and bobbin realign and the needle starts picking up the bobbin thread after a few missed stitches. But sometimes the missed stitching continues to error until the fabric bunches up in gathers under the presser foot. I have changed the needle in case it was too dull and causing the error. I have changed the bobbin in case the old one was warped. I have adjusted every tension dial I could find. Alas, the problem continues.
In light of all that could go wrong in my life, I know I am lucky that an uncaught bobbin thread is my biggest cause for tears today. However, since it is my biggest cause for tears, it is still upsetting. Grrrrrrrrrr. Frustration ensues.