Monday, October 8, 2012

Breakdowns And A Birthday

Happy Monday. I hope you all had a good weekend. Ours ended like it started which was not very good.  Last Monday my replacement Silhouette which was only a week old started going crazy while I was right in the middle of an working on an order. Of course it was after 5:00 so I had to wait until the next day to call Silhouette but I had a breakdown in the process. After doing some troubleshooting on my own and going through many sheets of good paper I finally got it working again.  When I told them what happened the next day they decided it was another bad machine and said they would send another one. I was not convinced it was the machine though so I asked to speak to a supervisor and after telling him what happened and doing some troubleshooting together we both think it may be a problem with the blade getting stuck on the paper rather than the machine itself but a new one arrived today anyways. He is sending me a new fabric blade to try to see if that helps too. I sure hope so because I really love the machine I  just want one that works!
On Tuesday my sewing machine broke, Once again I needed it for an order I was working on so I had another breakdown. After calming down I called my mom and she brought over her vintage 1975 singer for me to use and the order finally got finished. 
On Thursday Rich got sick with what he thought was allergies but that turned out to be a cold which Emilia has now caught too. 
On Friday I went to turn the heat on because the weather got really cold here and it would not come on. This furnace is only 2 years old. The problem was solved $200.00 later but in the process the technician discovered our water heater was leaking so we have been without hot water most of the weekend but are getting a new one right now. This is going to be very costly though because of where it is located in our house.I am really hoping that this is the last of things breaking now and this week is a better one. 
I am still very busy with Etsy orders but I was able to squeeze in some time this weekend to make a card for my mother's birthday which is today. This is the card I made for her
I finally got a chance to use the new Harlequin cover plate from Papertrey that I ordered last month. I cut out the patterns from this digital paper pack. They are my moms favorite colors. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #11. The flower was made from Papertrey felt and Beautiful Bloom dies. It can be taken off the card and used as a magnet.

This is a photo of my sister and I when we were little. My mom didn't want to do anything special to celebrate today even though I offered many options but hopefully she will enjoy this card and the gift my sister and I sent her.
I am going back to work on orders now.I hope to get caught up on them soon and then be able to make something new to share with you. In the meantime I hope your week ahead is a good one and nothing breaks where you are!


Handmade in Israel said...

Argh! What a week. I only use a blade and scissors on my cards... they can't stop working!!! Love your Mom's card - the magnet is adorable. Hope she had a fun day, even without any special celebrations.

BethieJ said...

Terri the card is DARLING! I love that color combo! How NEAT that you can use the flower as a magnet!! SORRY to hear about your crazy week.. I hope this one is MUCH BETTER!!!!
Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Leigh said...

Oh wow, Terri! I'm so sorry you had so many things go wrong this past week! Here's hoping everything works smoothly for you from here on out!
Your cards is gorgeous-- great colours and I love that flower! I'm sure your mom will love it!

Anonymous said...

You have had a rough time. Hope all is getting better now.
Great card though! Bet your mum liked it.

Camilla said...

your Card is gorgeous :-)

Camilla said...

your Card is gorgeous :-)

Pamelahhui said...

You have had a rough time. Hope all is getting better now. Great card though! Bet your mum liked it.