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Thread: Ever had a day like this?

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    Junior Member rndelling's Avatar
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    Went to my sewing room to start a baby quilt that needs to be done by the end of Sept. Went through my stash and decided to make a D9P. Want 12" blocks so need to cut fabric 4 1/2". Cut a strip and get a phone call. Go back to cutting and cut the next strip 3 1/2". Luckily have enough fabric so it isn't a problem but none the less it didn't make me happy.
    Start sewing and can't get my tension right. Too loose. Keep messing with it and then find that my bobbin wasn't wound right.
    Reach for my box of bobbins and knock over an entire box of pins so then I'm on the floor picking up a gazillion pins.
    Wind the bobbin and call it a day.
    Have to work tomorrow so won't get any sewing done then either.
    Sept. suddenly doesn't seem so far away.

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    LOL I think we all have been there, done that ! I am thinking I need a magnet wand to keep around to help pick up the pins
    Sharon

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    Wow! That sounds like me. Take a deep breath, and get a magnet for those pins.

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    OK. The magnet takes care of the pins, I got the bobbin filled right so the tension is OK. Now if I can just keep telling myself 4 1/2", 4 1/2" before I cut, I should be in business. lol

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    Yes

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    you MUST be my sister! lol

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    I definitely have days like that -- ones that I just was NOT meant to be sewing. Very frustrating.

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    Yep, been there and did that!!! Finally wrote "4 1/2" on the back of my hand :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    TODAY! I had a stressful day at work. Came home and thought I would quilt to relax. The bobbin runs out of thread just as I get on a roll and no more filled to match. Lost a corner triangle. Nothing is going together right and my wise cracking hubby says "Aren't you supposed to be sewing them together not taking them apart." Since he was on the computer in my sewing room, I went and took a long hot bath. I will quilt tomorrow.

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    Those are the kind of days I decide to READ! Just walk away from the machine and breathe and focus on something else! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rndelling
    Reach for my box of bobbins.
    Silly girl - should have reached for a box of chocolates. :wink: Hope your universe is aligned again. (Yes, I have those days too) I btw reach for a glass of wine - unless it is too early in the day. THen I take a nap until it is 5-o'clock somewhere. :twisted:

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    OK, everybody hum:
    "Mama said therew'd be days like this...
    Days like this, Mama said."

    Oh, yeah. I ususally have a "day like this" if I try to sew in the evening after a stressful day at work. That being said, I'm on my way to the sewing room right now, and it's 7:30 p.m.! I wish us all luck!

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    Oh yes...... some days are just like that. I usually walk away for a while and come back later.

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    I feel for you. Been there done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rndelling
    OK. The magnet takes care of the pins, I got the bobbin filled right so the tension is OK. Now if I can just keep telling myself 4 1/2", 4 1/2" before I cut, I should be in business. lol
    If I'm cutting many same sized strips, I place small pieces of masking tape on my ruler to mark the size I'm cutting. I place the tape edge directly on the mark. You could also use a couple of post-it notes.

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    been there, done that :lol:

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    When everything goes wrong it is time to quit till another day.
    Why do some days go so smooth and others are just plain impossible?
    Is it me or bad vibes?

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    I would step on one of the pins sometime next month :wink:
    Sorry your day didn't work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Yep, been there and did that!!! Finally wrote "4 1/2" on the back of my hand :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Too funny! Why didn't I think of that! Another thing to write on my hand - 'Don't sew it on the wrong way AGAIN!'

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    Gee - to you live at my house??????????????? LOL
    Scrap

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    I use the tape on my ruler also and mark 4 1/2 in several places on the tape. THEN I put a bunch of arrows pointing to the CORRECT direction for the 4 1/2 measurement... Don't ask how I figured I HAD to do this!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    :lol: Thanks for the chuckle; I sure could identify with everything, been there, done that and that's when I leave, put my feet up, have a cup of tea and either enjoy the birds if the weather is good or a good read. Hope your next day was better. :lol:

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