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Thread: Bad Day for the Seam Ripper :(

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    Super Member sandybuttons's Avatar
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    My lil ripper and I have loads of fun sewing unsewing and playing hide and seek, He hides and I seek lol

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    trif what kind of dog is that, it looks real big.

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    I've given up on seam rippers. I get impatient and often end up ripping the fabric. Plus I don't like having to pick out all those tiny cut threads. Instead I use a "pickit needle"...[my name for it]
    It is a stout blunt needle used for needle point. It has a big eye into which I thread 6"-8" of bright yarn or cheap ribbon. Then, when I drop the needle or it gets mixed up in my fabrics I can see the ribbon tail and pull the needle to me. I have three of these that I keep stabbed into a pirce of batting hooked to my thread rack. I can pick out stitches with very few little pieces of thread. Much much easier to manage. On one needle I have a tiny safety pin in the ribbon. If I carry my to-be-ripped project to another place, in or out of the house, I can pin the needle to the project or my shirt so I can find the needle. Also I have a shelf near my sewing table. On the underside of the shelf I have put a dozen or so good sized cup hooks. My scissors and sometimes a measuring tape, especially the shorter one that I accidently cut in half, hang from these hooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
    I had to lay my little buddy down to rest tonight :( Many of you hate your seam ripper but I loved the little guy. We spent nearly every night together. And tonight I snapped his head off :( He was always there for me. We worked diligently on every project together. Hand in hand. I sewed and then he ripped away. I am going to miss his little candy red body :( What a good helper he was. And what makes it even worse is that I cannot go any further on my bag I am working on tonight until I go shopping tomorrow to get a new friend. Hopefully I can find a new friend tomorrow! Maybe I wont have to use him as much as I used my old buddy!
    What a nice eulogy for your lil buddy. You made my day! :thumbup:

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    [quote=AnnieH]Buy two! I use both of mine (but not simultaneously-yet).


    Wouldn't it be great if we COULD use 2 of them - one in each hand - at the same time. Sure would be quicker.

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trif
    Sadness, you have lost a good friend, goodbye little buddy......
    Now, as we all know, life must go on, however I suggest you get at least two new "little buddies", this way they have each other to help with the unsewing :)
    Yes, two, three, four...maybe the whole litter.

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    ()()()hugs and rest in peace little ripper!!

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    I have several hanging out begging me to be next. But I have my favorite blue boy.

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    That is cutest, oh, I'm so sorry, TRAGIC story I have heard in a long time!! Maybe you should get twins or maybe triplets when you go shopping :lol: :lol:

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    Lovely eulogy! :)

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    You have made my day for sure. I recently lost my snip it scissors that I used for my unsewing and was devistated when I couldn't get another one like it. Got two more but they aren't the quality or size to be able to use. This group certainly "rocks" as I recently read on this board.

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    Poor buddy, but he worked hard for you and deserves the rest :wink:
    When you go shopping buy two of them, so you never have to be without one.
    One of mine likes to hide from time to time because he is tired, so his buddy is in action. If you don't use them, they like to be together and chat :wink:

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    We do get attached to them...

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    MAE SAVES THE DAY!!! Thank you so much Mae for sending me several replacements for my little buddy! They will be put to work immediately!

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