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Thread: *beating head on sewing machine!*

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    I think it is just too soon after the unexpected death of my dad to sew.. I've put things away and will wait a few days... I just thought it would occupy my mind...

    I was FMQ along, about 3/4 way done.... just discovered.. I have FMQ several 2 inch sqs ( unrelated to the Veterns wheelchair quilt) to the back side....


    * bang bang bang ... head on sewing machine...*

    I HATE ripping out quilting..... sigh...

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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad.

    I agree- I will do almost anything to get out of ripping out quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    I think it is just too soon after the unexpected death of my dad to sew.. I've put things away and will wait a few days... I just thought it would occupy my mind...

    I was FMQ along, about 3/4 way done.... just discovered.. I have FMQ several 2 inch sqs ( unrelated to the Veterns wheelchair quilt) to the back side....


    * bang bang bang ... head on sewing machine...*

    I HATE ripping out quilting..... sigh...
    Im sorry for the loss of your father, never easy. But you MUST GO ON! Take a breather, have a glass of wine and jump right back in. Hang tight. Thoughts and prayers.!

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    My condolences, Bluteddi. Give yourself as much time as you need. Do things that make you feel good inside even if it just means sitting and thinking or going outside to soak up some natural peace. You'll get back in the sewing groove eventually. Wishing you the best.

    Rose in Nebraska

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    I am so sorry about the loss of your father!

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    So so sorry!!! Losing you Dad is so tough! I'm thinking of you and understand where you are!! Sometimes when I need to just "listen to the rythmn of the machine" I sew together plain 4 1/2 in blocks, then I make a strip, then another. Just blocks and strips. Then I put them my UFO's. Some day they may make a quilt. Maybe not! But it helps me. Hang in there!

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    I'm sorry about your dad's death. My mom died on March 2. It's tough. Thoughts and prayers.

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    I am sorry about your loss. I remember how hard it is to loose a beloved father....take some time to yourself, don't be too hard on yourself about the FMQ it is just fabric you are more important. If it makes you feel better, we have all done the same thing....

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    Take care of yourself now. The rest will come with time.

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    Sorry for your loss. I know it is hard but take care of yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plain Jane
    I'm sorry about your dad's death. My mom died on March 2. It's tough. Thoughts and prayers.
    My sympathy to both of you. It does seem like the world just stops sometimes. The saddness will come and go like waves, but then so does the memories of laughter and good times.

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    Dee, so sorry that you lost your father! Praying for your family. Hugs

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    So sorry for your loss. Do you need those squares? Before ripping try clipping the fabric close the the stitches on one side. And I mean as close as you can get it. Rub the cut edge a bit to fray it and then tug on the other side. Most times I can get the fabric free without resorting to a seam ripper.

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    You could always leave them on there and call it a 3D backing!

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    So sorry for the loss of your father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt
    You could always leave them on there and call it a 3D backing!
    LOL.. I love that.. and I admit.. I did think about doing that..but they were all raw edged!!

    NDQuilter...... that is exactly what I plan to do.... I REFUSE to ripe out quilting..... thanks for letting me know it works. As it turned our the sqs were some old sqs that I ripped out and was in the process of restitching.... luckily it happened to be some, that was lo quality. I kinda needed em to put back together the sqs.. but I'll replace with soemthing else...since, I think I FMQ 4 of the 5 sqs onto the back of this quilt...( it's backing was fleece and I guess it just reached out and grabbed the cotton sqs)

    sigh.... just one of those days..

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    I am sorry for your loss of your father.
    As far as picking up hitchhikers while quilting, "been there, done that."

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    So sorry for the loss of your father. Hugs & prayers for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plain Jane
    I'm sorry about your dad's death. My mom died on March 2. It's tough. Thoughts and prayers.
    My Sympathie to the both of you.

    It's hard to deal with a loss.

    Life is a coming and going, we love the coming and dislike the going. The more we love it seems the more it hurts.

    But nevertheless we don't stop loving. We understand the circle of life, but our hurt is still deep.

    Take your time to grieve, and some day let the wonderful memories that you have of you and your loved one, bring sunshine into your heart again.

    May God bless you and bring comfort to your bleeding heart.

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    I do understand about not being able to sew right now. Give yourself some time. I witnessed an auto accident years ago where a 14yo boy was killed. I had a book in the car (I read every chance I get!) and I couldn't even pick it up to finish reading it for weeks....every time I tried that picture flashed in my head....the "impact" certainly impacted me! I don't think it could have been any worse if I had been involved.
    So take some time, and as other have said, fill yourself with things that bring peace. It will come and the sewing will wait for you.
    Sympathy to you in your time of loss.

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    Sorry to hear about your father. I'm sure you have wonderful memories of him! It's a treasure to love someone so much that it hurts when you miss them!

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    I'm very sorry for your loss. I know it's difficult, but keeping busy does help sometimes. About the ripping out, I've taken the attitude that whenever I sew anything, there will be ripping out involved. It's just part of the deal. I managed to sew incorrectly 8 times on this binding. Thank heavens I sewed the seam 9 times. Patience was the lesson of the day. Now instead of crying, I shrug my shoulders and just keep on keepin' on. You will too.

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    So sorry for the loss of your Dad y thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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    So sorry for the loss of your father, will keep your family in my prayers.

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    I'm so sorry about your loss....maybe your could just do some "mindless" sewing right now instead of trying to focus on FMQ...

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