Have you checked your feet lately
I don’t know about you, but I had a drawer full of presser feet. Some came with my Singer Curvy. Some came with my Brother 2800 D Embroidery machine, Some of them came in one of my “oh, I have to get one of those” moments after watching a Sewing with Nancy program and a visit to Amazon. Especially the special “buy 7 feet in a really cool storage case.”
Some of them I had used, maybe once, when I first got them.
I knew I had to do something.
FIRST – Identification.
Some of them were obvious. Most, I had to go back to the manual to hold the foot against the pictures of “included” with this machine. Fortunately I kept the some of the little sheets that came with the Amazon feet. But some I had to Google “presser feet” and look till I saw something familiar.
However, I knew I would forget within a day of closing the drawer.
SECOND – Marking
So armed with a fine point black magic marker, I marked what the foot was for where I could see it when I looked in the drawer. The whole process took only a couple of hours and one waste basket.
I found 2 feet that didn’t fit either the Singer or the Brother. In fact the little clip was too narrow. They weren’t even the same color … they were like burnished metal rather than the shiny silver feet. I couldn’t figure it out. So I kept them around for a day or so … till it was trash day …. and threw them away. Oh Boy!!!
THIRD – Laugh
Two days later I went to use my Brother Serger, and looked down at the foot. You guessed it. My Serger was right next to the Embroidery machine, and I never even realized that it had come with extra feet …. very expensive feet … now in a land-fill somewhere.
What are some of your “looking-back-on-it” funny moments in your hobbies or projects.
Have you told someone this week how wonderful our God is?
I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. — Psalm 9:1