I'm embarrassed to say the reason was I couldn't properly thread my blind hemmer right. Actually I couldn't thread it at all. If any of you have seen a blind hemmer needle, than you'd know it is curved. You have to thread it through the eye under the curved end of the needle. This is a tight spot to access!
(My blind hemmer. Sorry, no close up but if you look to the left you can see part of the curved needle )
For the life of me, I think I spent and hour trying and just couldn't get it. How embarrasing!!! So I had to enlist the help of a very common and not so new notion. Ms. Needle Threader.
( Wow, fancy--it comes with a cutter! It's been so long since I noticed one of these.)
And to think I actually used to be snobby and thought I was too good or too skilled to need the likes of Ms. Needle Threader. Seriously, I've always prided myself on being able to handle the task myself. Well that was until I met the eye of a curved needle!!! So I've got a new "Best" sewing friend. What sewing notion is your favorite at the moment???