May 23, 2011

Ellie's Back From Rehab...

When I owned Stitches in Wisconsin, the girls and I used to take the same approach to anything mechanical that didn't work. If it happened to be a car, we all agreed that it was best to just leave it in the garage until it "felt better".

Sometimes, that only took overnight - especially in the winter - when the problem might have simply been that something froze up. You'd be amazed how something could thaw in the garage overnight and result in a car that worked fine the next day (but, usually not). Nevertheless, our philosophy was always good for a laugh.

Now that I'm more mature and wiser (no laughing, please), and I don't leave things of a mechanical nature to simply heal themselves. I'm more proactive these days.

I noticed that the last time I asked Miss Ellis (my nickname for my Babylock Ellisimo) to help me with a project, she seemed to be under the weather and falling a little behind on her tasks. I decided it was time to send her to Dr. Bob for a checkup.

She only went away to "rehab" for the weekend, but it was long enough for Dr. Bob to get to the bottom of her "issues"...also requiring that I put off a task that needed the attention only she can give.

I'll be picking her up from the clinic this morning. Dr. Bob has given her a completely clean bill of health and has written a note approving her return to full duty. I'm glad to hear she's completely recovered because she's got a lot to catch up on in the studio. I can't wait to show you what she and I have planned!

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Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Welcome back to your Ms Ellie... I am in need of replacement for my old girl! She retired MANY years ago and reading your blog has made me LONG to get back to work! I sure wish I had my Mom's 2 old machines. One was from the 40s and the other was an Antique that SHE LOVED to use. It was actually easier and more reliable than her "NEW" machine(she called her)... Her "NEW" machine had the Bobbin From Hell! It would ALWAYS knot up and make the WORST MESS(OK, I'm still a bit scared from it, hehe)...It reminded me of fishing(which I LOVE) and having my reel backlash!UGH!
Have a wonderful weekend down there where the sun is shining pretty...
Hugs,
Donna

Patty C. said...

I am glad Ellie is doing well ;)
I hear duct tape fixes everything -You should have tried that - lol
Have a great weekend

Madame Samm said...

ahhh Miss Elly...I too have a babylock...I take her in regular for check ups and perform many cleanings each week...she purrs like a kitten...sew they need some tlc at times...how lucky for you to have a Elly...that will most certainly be my next purchase...toodles

Suzann said...

This made me smile today...

Thanks.

Glad Ellie is all better

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wonder if Dr. Bob could fix me? I've been falling behind on my tasks lately, too. Have a nice day, Donna. Twyla

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Seems all my stuff is in need of some rehab. They just don't make toys like they use to. hee,hee,hee.

MosaicMagpie said...

I hope she won't be like Lyndsey Lohan...in and out of rehab every few months.
Deb

Deb said...

Glad to hear that Miss Ellie is back. I feel lost when my girl is gone in for a little rehab!

Createology said...

Yes, we all need a good thorough tune up from time to time. I hope Ellie got the special SPA treatment at her rehab. Now she will be ready and willing to get to work and make spectacular things with you at the helm. Smiles...

te_roti said...

I hate not having my machines at home even if I don't have a particular job in mind for them. It's the thought that I just might need it and won't have it. Good that Miss Ellie was only away for the weekend.

Minimiss

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