Friday, July 23, 2010
Day In The Life Of A Ditz
I'm pretty sure you all know that I can be a real ditz at times. Or, maybe I'm no more ditzy than anyone else and it's just that I tell about my ditzy moments and no one else does! Or, maybe the following just proves what a ditz I am!
Like many artists, I have many creative outlets and I used to sew quite a bit. When the price of fabric and particularly patterns got to be so high in cost I gave it up so I could spend more time and money on my art. But I've been hankering to get back to sewing at least a little and got my sewing machine out yesterday. I tested it and could see that it needed a good cleaning and oiling so I spent this morning taking it apart as much as possible and practical and going over all the little nooks and crannies with a soft brush and the vacuum cleaner. Then I oiled all the pertinent places and put it back together. I proceeded to adjust the tensions and I have to say that I don't think it's ever run better.
And, no, I didn't sew over my finger - I'm not quite that ditzy! But I did spend almost as much time trying to figure out how to attach the bottom of the carrying case to the bottom of the sewing machine as I spent on the maintenance! Now, this thing is not necessary for the operation of the sewing machine and I doubt that it even needs to be attached in order to keep the machine in the case. But I've always kept it attached as it's a lot easier to put the machine away if it is.
It attaches with only 2 big headed screws and you'd think it would be easy to just whip it back on quickly. Nope - not easy at all as there may be just 2 screws but there are at least 8 screw holes scattered over the bottom of the case and getting 2 of them to line up with the holes in the bottom of my sewing machine was almost impossible.
Doesn't that sound a little ditzy to you? After all, here's someone who took an electric sewing machine apart and put it back together but who couldn't even attach a plastic case bottom to that same machine with 2 simple screws! AAARGH!