Years ago I had a room mate who used a saying I have adopted over the years. When she realized something everyone else seemed to already know she would say "I may be slow, but once it's mine, it's mine forever."
I feel that way all the time.
A few weeks ago I was in a quilting class and one of my friends (she who will remain nameless. Ricci) said "You do realize you have 3 thread cutters on your sewing machine don't you?"
"Huh? You mean my sewing machine that I have used just about every day for the last 10 years?"
"Yes, that machine".
Of course I knew about the thread cutter on the side of my machine. I use that one all the time! Whew!
But where did that little one sneak in that is by my bobbin case? Has it really been there the entire time?
Or this one on the top of my machine. I have pushed that button over to the side at least a million times when I wind bobbins. I could have cut my thread on the end of that one too?
I looked around at the other sewers sitting at the tables nearby. I asked if they all knew they had three cutters on their machines. Every looked at me wide eyed as they nodded yes.
I was even asked by my friend Verny (who happens to work for Bernina) if I went through training when I purchased my machine. Of course I did! But I had 5 children at home and I was lucky on some days just to get my shoes on.
What can I say? I may be a little slow, but this information will be mine forever.
Excuse me, I'm off to cut some thread whether it needs it or not.
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