Sylvia Oates sent the above image to me. Apparently she saw it on Facebook, so maybe it won't be new to you, but since I'm not on the aforementioned social media site and am hopelessly out of the loop, it made me laugh. A lot.
It's all clear to me now. My indifference to making sure the house is clean before I start sewing is only part of the problem! Neglecting the lipstick and powder, not mention making sure the seams of my stockings are straight before I sit down to the machine, is surely the reason I spend half the time cursing and the other half looking for my scissors. It's a miracle I manage to get anything accomplished at all.