I got Paul 3 really nice pairs of “Life Is Good” lounge pants for his birthday. He needed new ones in the worst way and I’d gotten him a pair for Christmas and he loved them but they were WAY too long. 3 1/2 inches way too long!
Now these things aren’t cheap and I knew from past experience that when they’re that much too long, they end up ripping where they get walked on so I set out to “hem” them! Boy, it’s been a LONG time since I did any mending like this but we’re talking quite a bit of money so I persevered.
I always have my knitting bag within reach. I knit often. I thought I had some sewing needles in there but they were way too big so I had to set off to find my sewing kit. 3 hours later I found a small bobbin container with a bunch of thread colors so off I went. I got one pair done and then a another. 2 down, 1 to go.
This last pair was a very pretty blue pair. They’re the ones showing in this post. I didn’t have any thread even close to that blue. What to do? First let me say that I’m pretty much the only one who sees him in these pants. He never wears them anywhere but inside the house. If someone stopped by after we’d settled in for the night, they’d see them but that never happens. SO….I had black thread. It wouldn’t have looked very good so I waited. And waited. And waited because I never remembered to look when I went to the store.
Lo and behold I was cleaning out the bedroom linen closet and found my “real” sewing kit and thread and needles and stuff and lo and behold, I had a nice blue for these pants and now they’re all done.
But it does leave me to ask myself, what he heck was the difference? Did it really matter if the thread matched the pants? Would you have used any old color? What would you have done?
I’m so odd this way I know but I can’t stand crooked pictures on the wall or if I see a brown leaf on a plant or something that looks uneven, I straighten it. I hate telephone cords that are twisted up. I hate electric cords that are all messed up. I hate a window with a smudge.
Is this perfectionism or just a fussy phobia of mine?
What bugs you?