(But if you shouldn’t sew while sleepy, I can never sew until a) my stupid cold finally goes away, and b) my kids are all grown.)
Just now I was using a rotary cutter to trim the seam allowances on a nearly-finished top for Rose, and suddenly realized the cutter was going through more than just the seam allowance. I lifted my work and saw a deep double gash in the fabric. A feral sound of fear and grief came out of my mouth.
But I was lucky. The four-inch-long double horizontal gash was only in the lining fabric of the bodice, not on any part of the garment that will show when it’s being worn.
I thought I’d better just get back up on that horse, so I started to repair the gash. But I couldn’t get the interfacing patch to adhere properly, and then I couldn’t get the top and bottom tensions on the zigzag stitch to balance. So I ripped out the partial mending job, and decided that horse can wait until tomorrow to be tamed.