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Thread: Newbie To The Board Wanting To Know If Anyone Has Ever Had A "Day?"

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    Yes! Then I walk away from the machine for a while. Things usually seem easier when I come back. Diane C.

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    I've had years!

    Lynn :?

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    Yep! I think we have all had those kinda days. But, they passed and all was well again later. Welcome to the club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane C.
    Yes! Then I walk away from the machine for a while. Things usually seem easier when I come back. Diane C.
    That's me! I sometimes say that there are just days that I shouldn't go anywhere or do anything. Time to veg with Kindle :-)

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    we all have days like that -- mine was trying to make tiny round thingys for berries in Balt.A. quilt -- mine are kinda lumpy and not true round -- dime size ones can be ironed around a coin or washer but the tiny ones... I feel your pain -- yes, there is chocolate and trying again later (I often take time off and search on this site)

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    Welcome to the world of Quilting Board. We do have lots of fun here...reading and sharing...but when we survive a not so good day in our sewing area such as you had...we know we are a true quilter. That is why they invented 'seam rippers, scissors, etc...to help us survive. Just don't give up...we must go on. Too much fabric stash to ignore, and some how, the stash 'seams' to grow larger. Guess we, by mistake, grab the shampoo for volume and body, rather than the fabric wash/rinse.

    Hapy seams to you until we meet again.

    Helen C...MO

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    LOL, yes of course.....I hate days like that. Just go outside in the sunshine, sit in a chair and don't do a thing! PUT ON SUNBLOCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Hello and nice to meet you. About the notch in the spool? Don't buy that brand of thread anymore. Not worth the frustration so why pay money to have it happen again.
    About that notch in the spool--get out your emery board and file it down or off. Gets rid of the stress and notch.
    Welcome to quilting--you will have more good days than bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Many of them!!

    Eat chocolate!
    amen!!! just went thru several. and now I am coming off an anti depressent. more chlcolate, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynmh
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Hello and nice to meet you. About the notch in the spool? Don't buy that brand of thread anymore. Not worth the frustration so why pay money to have it happen again.
    About that notch in the spool--get out your emery board and file it down or off. Gets rid of the stress and notch.
    Welcome to quilting--you will have more good days than bad.
    Just laugh the day off--my motto is that if I can't laugh at it, it's not worth doing. Now about that notch--when I put the spool on my machine I put the notch on the bottom of the thread stem or to the back--and as the thread feeds from the top or front of the spool, I never have a problem with it sticking in the notch!

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    Hey Barbara......a nap sounds like a good idea :-D

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    Welcome from Oregon! Yep had days like that, seems like none of the electrical things want to work. I just keep some hand stiching project in reserve for when the machines rebel.

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    I think chocolate is the answer too!!! Sending hugs your way!!!! m

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    just take a break today and there is always tomorrow. Just relax with a glass of wine

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    I'm a newbie quilter and I have those kinds of days! A dark chocolate/mint bar is my perfect answer. ;)

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    Sounds like a Garfield Monday to me!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yes, I have been there and done that!
    :lol:

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    Oh, yeah, all of those things!!

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    Too often. Last night I was intent on making some pinwheel blocks for a project. I made the 4 patch squares, not problem. Then the trouble started. Cut the first one incorrectly, before making the pinwheel. Cut the second one correctly, but the cutter slipped and at least on quarter is probably not going to work. Decided it was time to quit for the day. Will try again tomorrow. Sorry for your bad day, but this too shall pass.

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    I had some spools with the notch and my husband carved the notch out with his trusty little knife. I no longer buy those but at least I was able to use what I had without being frustrated. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for you.

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    Gee does this all sound familiar. Yes we all have our days.

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    I am with you. I bought a quilt kit this past weekend and ended up cutting one piece of fabric too short. I was tired and should have stopped. What a mess!

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    I've had a few of "those" days. Chocolate helps.

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    At least you had nice weather with your windows open- it was -5 degrees here this morning.

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    Welcome to my world! LOL

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