Why is it that whenever you go to do something that you think won’t take very long to do it ends up taking you longer? I have been meaning for some time now to take an old pair of jeans and cut them off and make shorts. The last time I did this, that was exactly what I did was to “just cut them off” and left them to ravel. Well I only got to wear them a couple of times because they ripped right up the middle of one leg and they were no longer wearable. So today I thought I would make these shorts to have to wear before I went outside to do some yard work. I intended to put a quick hem in this pair and then scoot outside. As I started to sew a zig zag along the raw edge of one leg I saw the needle stop, and the machine started making this awful sound (it is one of those computerized ones). I thought at first that it had something to do with the fact that I started sewing on that thick inseam and the needle was just having a hard time getting through it. Then I realized that in my haste to get started that I forgot to change out the throat plate from the single holed one to the zig zag one. Duh!
I started to switch the plates and when I removed the first one I saw all this fuzz in the bobbin and surrounding areas and realized I forgot to clean it out last week when I finished quilting. So naturally I had to take the time to clean out the machine before I continued hemming the shorts.
Something that should have only taken a few minutes to do ended up taking twice as long, because I got in a hurry and didn’t pay attention to everything. And, oh yeh, the yard work ended up taking twice as long also!
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