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    Cool I had one of those days

    I searched through all my fabric for just the right color to make the sashing for my quilt and finally found just the right one. Got my tape measure, pencil and paper and figured out how many pieces, size, etc. and of course the piece of fabric was too small. Got in the car and drove to the fabric store. Luckily, they still had two yards of it. They also had several other pieces of fabric that I couldn't leave the store without buying and breaking my self imposed rule of no more new fabric.

    Got home washed the fabric, ironed it, got ready to cut it and realized that I had miscounted the sashing length and I did have enough fabric in the first piece and really did not need to go to the fabric store at all.

    I cut all my sashing and I measure it again and I've cut it too short so now I do need the new fabric I just bought but I decide I better take a break.

    Two hours later and feeling a little better I go back to the sewing room and look at the pieces again and realize they are the right size after all.

    Sometimes I wonder why I do this ;-)

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    Isn't that the way we roll!

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    Don't you just hate days like that? BTDT.

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    LOL - I have done similar!!

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    Been there.....done that....

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    Same here, been there done that!!!

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    Also been there, done that.

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    Oh boy, I have had those days!!!!!

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    I counted, figured twice on how many blocks I needed for my Spiderweb quilt. Lets just say, I will be making a lap quilt too.

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    This sounds like me. I was on a roll with a quilt top and was adding the inner border when I cut the border for the top of the quilt too short. It gets worse. It's been over a year and I haven't gone back to it. I keep promising myself I'm going to finish but kee weenying.
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    It was just your own way of telling yourself "I need a break". We are obtuse sometimes.
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    I had one of those days Saturday. Doing a mystery quilt, picked up the wrong color fabric. Then cut it 1 inch too short. BREAK TIME!

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    I had to smile at your story. I seem to do that frequently.

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    You've discovered the secret. When things start going badly, it's time to walk away. Your brain will reset and you'll be off and getting everything correct once again when you go back to it. Aren't our brains a fantastic thing? If I go to bed with a difficult puzzle that I couldn't finish, I'll get up in the morning and my brain will have figured it all out. I'll be able to finish it a short order.
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    There are just those days I need to just stop and do something else.If I don't I get so frustrated I start doing everything wrong.

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    I feel your pain...been there, too.

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    Oh gosh, yep, been there pretty much done that...You sure made me laugh (at myself too)!

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    Yep, it was one of those days for you. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

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    WOW sounds like one of my days!!!

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    what's worse is, when your sons and grandson point it out to you over lunch.lol over, and over, and over.

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    i made a quilt for my granddaughter but did not realize until it was quilted that i had meant to reduce the pattern by one row so it would fit her bed. she has one of those raised beds with the desk underneath. the quilt hangs down far enough to make a curtain. way too big.

    at least you now have some fabric left that will be useful for another project. but wait, will it be too short next time. oh, dear! ha ha. good luck.
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    Whew!!! I've had days like that. most frustrating. I usually end up quitting and going back another day.
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    I've done the same sort of thing!! I am working on a quilt for my 12 year old sons bed. We decided on a binding. He changed his mind and wanted fabric X on it. It was sold out at the LQS where I got it about a month ago so I bought fabric Y instead. Get home to realize I HAD fabric X already there and was planning on making a pillowcase with it. Ughhhh...

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    Yep, been there, done that! But on the plus side, you got to go the fabric store and take in all the pretties and bring some home so it wasn't all bad :-)
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    What a day you had! Funny but so true for most of us. It makes me wonder what on earth was I thinking I was doing.
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