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Thread: Today is a new day

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    Junior Member DebQuilter50's Avatar
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    Over the last two days I spent every spare minute I had working on a quick lap quilt. Last night I sandwiched the quilt and started basting. The best way I can describe what happened is that it was a mess. I knew I had to tear it out and start over with the sandwich making process. I was tired and discouraged. I put it away, had a glass of wine, and got a good night's sleep. This morning I took out the basting and started over. It is now pinned and ready to be machine quilted. It is a new day and I feel much better.

    Just wanted to share this with people that understand.

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    It is a good feeling to get a problem straightened out and the quilt on it's way to being finished. I can never leave a known mistake in my quilt either. You made a good choice to wait until today to finish it, though.

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    It is good to know when to stop for the night! I have tried to "keep going" and usually just make a more dreadful mess! Glad your new day is being productive.

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    You were smart to stop and go again in the morning. Glad it worked out for you.

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    I've had those days too!

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    I just got stuck laying out the 'jewels' in my Jewel Box quilt that has to be finished in a week, so I feel for you. I think I've decided on a layout now, so I'm off to get at it, too.

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    Sometimes you just have to walk away.

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    Sometime you have to walk away from a project when things aren't going right. When I have to rip out stitching twice, since I repeated the error a second time, I know it is time to shut off the machine and walk out of the sewing room. I get frustrated sometimes doing PP and need to put it away for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebQuilter50
    Over the last two days I spent every spare minute I had working on a quick lap quilt. Last night I sandwiched the quilt and started basting. The best way I can describe what happened is that it was a mess. I knew I had to tear it out and start over with the sandwich making process. I was tired and discouraged. I put it away, had a glass of wine, and got a good night's sleep. This morning I took out the basting and started over. It is now pinned and ready to be machine quilted. It is a new day and I feel much better.

    Just wanted to share this with people that understand.
    I find it always helps when I "wine"...LOL

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    A glass of wine is always such a relaxer...keep it close by!!

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