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Thread: Quilting gremlins are at my house!

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    Quilting gremlins are at my house!

    Started out to be a perfect day to quilt..DH gone, house already straightened up, supper in crock pot...and then the "gremlins" invaded...bobbin problems, tension problems, burned myself on the iron, cut myself with the rotary cutter, stuck myself with needles (hand sewing & machine), binding strips crooked....oh well...a bad day quilting is better than a good day at work Thank goodness I am working on an easy project. LOL

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    Isn't ironic that when you have the day free to do what you want, everything goes haywire?
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    Somedays just seem to go like this. Hope it was just one day and the next one will be better.

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    When the set up is right and that sort of thing happens anyway, I *know* I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing; so I just stand right up, put my hands on my hips, tap my toe on the floor, and take authority over those gremlins, telling them I'M in charge of my house and my day and they'd best be moving quickly on down the road!! That usually settles it and I return to a peaceful, productive schedule.

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    Show them who's boss. Pour yourself a small glass of Chardonnay, enjoy, then return to the sewing room, relaxed but on a mission.

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    Jan - you must be a relative, right down to the hands on the hips. My sisters once asked my how I was able to avoid "morning sickness" and I said I simple didn't have time for it. Same when I went thru chemo - yes there were sick days but over-all I do what I want to do and if that means sending away gremlins - we do it.

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    The gremlins did not win! I was able to complete 3 UFOs and had a full, mostly happy day of quilting.

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    I seem to have those days.. When I feel the first inkling that it's happening, I take the dog out, play scratch the belly with him, or chase him around the house.. We end up with a smile on our faces... He has a habit of easing the tension.. The gremlins try to visit pretty often..

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    I feel your pain. We all have those kind of days. I have learned after the third gremlin visits me it is time to take a break and regroup!!! Otherwise I spend more time "unsewing" than anything else.

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    Sounds like one of my favourite sayings in action here. Have you heard that if you want to hear the gods laugh, just make a plan.
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    Been there done that. Heres to a better day.

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    Murphy's law!

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    Oh you have them as well there ?? I thought I was the only one ..LOL I spray Lavender in the room and tell em to vamoose .. LOL Then I take a deep breath and start all over again !LOL
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    After years of fussing and fighting with the gremlins I get up, walk away and come back later when THEY are napping. Ha!

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    So know where you are coming from, hope you next free day works better for you lol.x

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    I usually do a Sudoku puzzle on line in the morning before I start a day of quilting. If I have trouble with it, I know I'll have trouble quilting, and I don't even go in my sewing room. I don't mess with the Sudoku gods - they're inevitably right!

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    Way to go! Jan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    When the set up is right and that sort of thing happens anyway, I *know* I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing; so I just stand right up, put my hands on my hips, tap my toe on the floor, and take authority over those gremlins, telling them I'M in charge of my house and my day and they'd best be moving quickly on down the road!! That usually settles it and I return to a peaceful, productive schedule.

    Jan in VA

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    So that is where they went. I haven't been sewing for a while so they had to have somewhere to go, LOL. Hopefully they are just doing a house hop.I'm sure they will be back. FYI, they don't just love quilters they love the kitchen too.

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    This is as bad as having money, going to the quilt shop and nothing strikes you as worth buying! So maddening!

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    Love that one Joanne. Will give it a try myself!
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    I don't know - seems like there's a message in there somewhere. Maybe it would have been a great day to go for a nice long walk or have lunch with a gf or just watch a movie. Sorry for all your owies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCindyLou View Post
    The gremlins did not win! I was able to complete 3 UFOs and had a full, mostly happy day of quilting.
    Yay!!! You won!!
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    use this....

    hopefully it doesn't contain any water........wouldn't want those little monsters to multiply.

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