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Thread: How do you know it's time to go to bed?

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    How do you know it's time to go to bed?

    I should have quit when I sewed the sashing on both sides of each block. After ripping out one un-needed side, I then started sewing blocks together. Here's when I called it a night.
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    Yep, that's when I quit too. Tonight I sewed the lining to the top of a purse without setting in the pieces for the zipper sides. Tomorrow I have a date with Jack.

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    If I have too undo I go to bed it is the telling signal I'm not concentrating and need sleep. BUT I get up early and start again.
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    Ha ha I know that feeling. Last night I put on one side of a border on a king size quilt upside down! That was cue for my bedtime.

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    I know it's time for bed with the first foul up, because experience has shown me if I press on, I will rip out and repeat the exact same error three more times, then give up and go to bed.

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    Boy, this is refreshing, I thought it was just me.....

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    Yep, been there, done that.

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    Definitely a sign--or in my case, maybe my left/right dyslexia kicking in. It is going to be a sweet alphabet quilt.
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    I quit when I snipped a tiny hole in the backing. Uuuuugh! Will tackle the mend today after an appointment.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I obviously was up too early this morning because it took me a while to figure out what the mistake was
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    Glad to read it's not just me!!!! I'm the same, and it's usually a big boo boo ... I sewed by binding on the wrong way around the whole quilt ... really? You have to wonder how I never noticed it over 320 inches LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatPitter View Post
    I obviously was up too early this morning because it took me a while to figure out what the mistake was
    Thanks, Pat. You made me laugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    Glad to read it's not just me!!!! I'm the same, and it's usually a big boo boo ... I sewed by binding on the wrong way around the whole quilt ... really? You have to wonder how I never noticed it over 320 inches LOL
    I have done that, too. I wondered the same thing when I went to put the edges together and realized what I'd done. GRRRR!
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    I quit when my body tells me it is shutting down for the night. Don't want to end up falling down because I didn't listen to the warning !!
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    Is that Common Core alphabet? LOL!

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    I feel your pain and I also fully understand.
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    The dilemma is when we make those mistakes in the middle of the day - too early to blame it on bedtime, too late to blame it on getting up haziness.

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    When I worked, sewing in the evening was a must. Now that I'm retired, I can sew anytime, but the discipline to set a time to do it is sadly lacking. To answer your question, I know it's time for bed because the cat runs back and forth in the hallway and then comes and sits beside me and stares at me until I give up and go to bed! She's a crazy little girl cat.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    when I start making mistakes
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    This hits me not only at night but often throughout the day. When I'm ripping more than I'm keeping... yep, it's break time. Smiles and hugsssssss....
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    I think it is Common Core.

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    I work until my eyes don't focus anymore, or until I've used the seam ripper more than the sewing machine. If I could just figure out how to get my DH to not want an evening meal I'd be a happy quilter. He is so supportive and very understanding, it is just that when it comes time to quit and make dinner I feel "darn it." Of all the crafts and hobbies I've pursued over the years quilting makes me the happiest and I cannot imagine not doing it every day. When it comes time to leave this world I sure hope God will understand when I arrive wrapped in a quilt.
    BettyGee, quilter on a Rocky Mountain High

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    I got almost to the end of a cheater putting a binding on. Wrong binding and luckily it was too short for me to finish and it was on the wrong side to start. Went to bed. It was only 10.30pm but had been a long day that started at 4:00am.

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    It's off to bed or atleast away from machines when pain level gets too high or in a really long session when I run out of bobbin or top thread. Also big thanks for quick quilt idea since I'm sure I have some similar panels in stash just waiting to be made into something
    Thankful to still be here.Someone upstairs must still have a plan for me.

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    Been there also. Never much fun.

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