Sometimes sewing is an exercise in patience.Â And I don’t have much! I had a new pair of jeans nearly finished – they just needed the waistband, belt loops, and a button and buttonhole. I was shortening the metal zipper so I wouldn’t have unnecessary little metal teeth in the waistband, and …… you can envision what happened, right? Despite adding a thread bar tack to stop the zipper, the pull slid right off the end.Â &*^@#$&*^#Â I tried my darndest to get that stinkin’ pull back on, and finally decided it would be faster and easier to put in a new zipper. I was sooooooooo sad to rip out the beautiful red topstitching around the fly. I guess I will be getting more topstitching practice soon. Sigh.