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Thread: The best laid plans ...

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    Unhappy The best laid plans ...

    Here I am - packed all I thought I'd need for a week of blissful sewing and quilting whilst looking after the 6YO DGD and I don't have a size 14 needle so I can continue machine quilting a lap quilt that I've been wanting to work on since the summer. And I don't have much else I can work on for another day.
    Oh well I guess I'll clean the DIL's frig tomorrow afternoon - and watch TV
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    Relax and enjoy your DGD

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    It could be worse .... maybe you could prepare something for you and DGD to do?
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Bummer! You can cut your binding and get it ready.

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    I hate when that happens! I feel your pain.

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    That is why I don't really like to sew away from home -- I always forget to take something and then become frustrated!! Hope you can find another way to make the day productive!

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    Oh shoot, bummer!!!

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    I quilt with smaller needles. Will that work for you? Enjoy the time with your DGD. They are only little for a short time.

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    How lucky you are to be able to be with your GD. I know she will treasure the memories of being with you.

    Since you have your computer ... or at least one available to you ... you can watch various videos or plan out your next quilts or just plain dream. When she is otherwise busy.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
    ali

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    You are not alone. This has happened to me many times when I went to my Dad's for Xmas. Yes, I did take my sewing machine with me on the airplane many times. There wasn't anything for me to do as a teenager so I brought my own type of entertainment. Dad would drop me off at fabric shop while he ran errands. Can't ask any more from a Dad!!
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    I am sure your family will enjoy your help...Enjoy your family....I am going to Buffalo NY Monday to spend the holiday with my family....

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    Can't you go buy one or have someone pick one up for you?
    I bet DGD would love to spend AMTAP with you!

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    Call local churches to see if there is guild or sewing group meeting there. I wouldn't hesitate to ask a fellow quilter to please bring me a package of needles.
    Got fabric?

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    I am one of those who pays no attention to needle size....I just put in a new one when I need it and use it. Maybe you can use a "close" to similar size?
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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    I did something similar once. I went to DD's to make DGD's graduation dress (age 17 at the time). I forgot the power cord to my Pfaff! Fortunately, DGD's boyfriend's mom loaned me her basic Singer. I used to have a Singer, and after a few minutes, I remembered how to use it, and I was off and sewing and made the dress. DGD looked beautiful for her graduation!

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