Friday, June 4, 2010

The bored (future) engineer and the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine

Good morning and TGIF Blogland Neighborhood ! How bored can an almost 20 year old college dude who is sidelined by torn ligaments in his knee from a dirtbike race be ????????? Very, VERY, VERY BORED !!!!! So bored that he didn't mind setting up ......




.....this !(which was purchased last fall by the MBIAJ Sewing/Quilting Dept who, as we all know, seem to have very little time for sewing and quilting ..... thus the yet to be opened box containing the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine). SOoooooo, tired of the college boy's complaints of BOREDOM and looking to use that to their advantage , the Sewing/Quilting Dept put that future engineer to work.....


......it involved using a screwdriver to adjust the rotary cutter blade ....


.....to get a clean cut through the fabric , however.....



.....getting a straight edge was a different matter ....


...and the Sewing/Quilting Dept didn't do much better!!!!


......at least Shadow doesn't care how crooked those fabric strips are!








So, the MBIAJ Sewing/Quilting Dept had high hopes that this little contraption would be the magic wonder strip cutter that would give them all sorts of perfectly cut fabric strips in the blink of an eye! After all, the lady in this demo doesn't seem to be having any trouble......


We're guessing much more practice will be needed ...... RATS !!!

OK, be back soon! (after Matt's knee surgery on Monday morning)
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

4 comments:

Mona said...

Uhmmm....how would you know if the strip of fabric was straight in the demo? They used the pinking blade, and didn't cut both sides! Not fair!!

Sending good thoughts your way for your future engineer's knee surgery.

zizzybob said...

The lady in the demo never did show you the strip after she cut it. How do we know it was straight? No much of an advertisement if you ask me.

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Jan said...

Prayers have gone up for Matt's surgery this morning Mary Ann! I hope that it goes well and that he has an easy, quick recovery :) Tks for the chuckle on the rotary cutting machine!!! I'm sure you both had some choice words for the little monster! Hopefully once things settle down in your world, y'all can give it another try. Hugs to you :)