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Thread: I'm a pickin' and grinnin'

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    Not really, but I have been busy un-picking about a billion tiny threads today. Didn't like the way my quilting was going - now time to re-group and try again..that is when my eyes and back recover. hahaha. Ah....the life of a quilter.

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    Sorry. Sometimes it just has to happen.

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    Yep...pickin' but no grinnin'... been there and done that LOL

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    Was there TODAY too. hehe

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    Been there, done that and did it. Not a fun way to spend the day.

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    The lady that taught me to knit said "if you can't take the stitches out and make it correct, then don't knit". I remember that advice given me 52 years ago every time I unsew while working on a quilt. A good lesson to learn.

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    It is a real pain, but in the end you'll be glad you did it. :D

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    Oh yeah. I spent at least two hours last night doing the same thing. I had a queen sized quilt fully assembled with borders complete when I realized one row was upside down.

    For me, it was more like pickin' and cussin'.

    It's always fine in the end though.

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    Heres hoping it goes better the second go around :thumbup: At least you are still grinnin :wink: LOL

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    That a place we all have been. No fun but sometimes necessary. sigh.

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    I have been pickin' at one quilt since friday. and I have a new love in my life. A razor knife. It is my new best friend. hehe. Got it today and have taken almost three full squares out with some really "nasty" wandering quilting stitches in them.

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    There must be something in the air, then. I've been pickin' and trying to grin on current project. I started the quilt as a Turning Twenty patter, absolutely hated it, took it all apart and recut the same pieces and now am putting it together an entirely different way. Seems I can't figure that out either, as I sewed many of the pieces upside down - so here I go again. I WILL finish this quilt!

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    Bad eyes, dark day, mini-wale cordoroy, and had the dstitch length on 2!! Yeah, I was pickin and cussin!!

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    Well how bout a little music while you work.
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    I spent all day yesterday cleaning my sewing room. At first I was excited, then I started to get overwhelmed, then mad, finally I just told myself " You need to stop for today b/c you are starting to hate everything around you". So believe it or not I did stop- closed the door and had dinner then watched the game but it only went 5 innings and got rained out :( Then I started hating baseball so I went to bed!!!! :D:D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Well how bout a little music while you work.
    Is that Ernest Borgnine????????????

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    I need to do that on the quilt that I have on the long arm right now. The quilting is horrible, I'm just not experienced enough to do the work that I WANT to do. I'm definately going to use a razor knife.

    Back to simple quilts and quilting patterns, the "good" quilts will have to wait.

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    An instructor was teaching us maple leaf paper piecing. She had made a whole quilt. Her husband said she had to do so many unsews, he thought the pattern was "ah, shit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish92241
    An instructor was teaching us maple leaf paper piecing. She had made a whole quilt. Her husband said she had to do so many unsews, he thought the pattern was "ah, shit".
    rofl. that is way too funny. think that we should all do quilts with a bit of red in them when we use the razor to rip. that way when we poke ourselves it will not be too obvious that we bleed on the quilt. hehe

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    I can pick...but I never seem to grin while I do it :roll: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fish92241
    An instructor was teaching us maple leaf paper piecing. She had made a whole quilt. Her husband said she had to do so many unsews, he thought the pattern was "ah, shit".
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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    The lady that taught me to knit said "if you can't take the stitches out and make it correct, then don't knit". I remember that advice given me 52 years ago every time I unsew while working on a quilt. A good lesson to learn.
    My grandmother taught me to knit after she took and adult ed class and learned. She passed on the advice "Be a cheerful ripper!" I don't do much knitting anymore but every time I pull the seam ripper out of the drawer I have to smile as I 'hear' grandma telling me, "Be a cheerful ripper, now!"

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    I think we all spend our share of time rippin' and swearin'! Or Pickin' and Grinnin' (if you are a Cheerful Ripper!)
    Has anyone heard of using a beard trimmer (electric) to take out stitches???
    I don't know where I once saw this - but it just came back to me while reading this thread.

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    For me it was hours of "pickin' and cryin'" last night. I had to skin the same quilt twice yesterday.

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    you will be glad that you took the time to fix it

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