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Thread: 15 reasons for not changing needle

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    15 reasons for not changing needle

    Put a new needle in, phone rang. Answered, had long conversation with niece. Came back to machine, pulled thread to back, lowered presser foot, and chain sewed 15 sets of 4 1/2" squares. Used the thread cutter and started to pull the squares back to cut apart. You all know where this is going don't you.. well, duh. I never re-threaded the needle. Said a few choice words, went and had some chocolate, then came back and threaded the needle and sewed 15 sets of 4 1/2" squares together again.

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    Thanks for the chuckle this afternoon. I bet that could have been any one of us.

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    I would have hit the hard liquor, at the very least a very large glass of wine.....

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    It is such a RELIEF AND BLESSING to know that i'm not alone !!!!!!!!!

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    I have definitely been there! You know what the worst part is? The 1/4" seam is always perfect.

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    That's quilting in a nutshell. Some days the best of intentions aren't enough. Murphy and his set of laws is following you every step of the way. I just walk away from it after a whole lotta choice words. Absolutely a glass of wine can help!

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    ...and it usually happens are carefully guiding some tricky bit under the needle before it moves. Then I lift the pressure foot to check the seam and.....Another favourite of mine is forgetting to change the foot and switching to a fancy stitch.

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    Goodness graceious.....it is so nice to know I am not alone......be there--done that...usually when I am under the gun time wise.....which is why I refuse any more to deal with deadlines, had them all my life while working, refuse yes refuse to have them now when I am retired....start christmas now, finish by Halloween...then its down hill all the way.

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    Look at the bright side--at least you had a good reason to eat chocolate! Hope it tasted good.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    Chocolate is a very important sewing necessity! I've stopped sewing, because of an empty bobbin (good time for a break) . . . then gone back and started sewing again.
    Neesie


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