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Thread: Oops, rookie mistake!

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    Funny :lol: I'm refering to PegD's almost boo-boo.
    I think saving all the boo-boos to remember and refer to is a really good idea. Wish I had done this - except the pile of boo-boos would be overwhelming in my case :oops: :lol:

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    sounds familiar

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    ewwwwww been there done that!!!!!

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    The mistakes are the real teaching experiences...ones we are least likely to repeat.

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    Whoever said you will only make that mistake once doesn't know ME!!!!

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    I did that with a hand towel for a gift one time when I was first learning the ways of machine embroidery.
    I was able take part of the folded over apart and use it for my self,LOL

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    I've done that and while the embroidery machine is chugging along, a piece of the fabric would sometimes mysteriously creep over the embroidery area and become part of the design - plucked apart more designs than I want to admit.

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    My first embroidery job on a hand towel was done sideways. Not such an impressive job. LOL

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    As a teacher, my favorite saying has always been, "Mistakes Help Us Learn".

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    Been there, done that!!

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    You're not alone!

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    I don't embroider but I've made similar mistakes sewing before. If we never made mistakes how would be improve our crafts.

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    A lesson to remember.

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    We've all made mistakes. Me? that's where I'm a millionaire!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill
    I usually just laugh about it and start a do-over. Like I always say about myself---why do it the easy way when you can do it the hard way?????????? LOL Seems like we've all done it.
    I don't embroidery but I can certainly relate in sewing. It seems I do it the hard way TOO much. You would think "better with age", but not me. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    A lesson severl of have learned.

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    Thanks for sharing. If we can learn not only from our own mistakes, but those of others who are willing to admit them, we can do some great things! I wish I always learned from my mistakes!

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    lol I don't have an embroidery machine, but I have quilted my flipped back quilt to the back of my quilt. Not a mistake I'll be likely to make again...those stitches weren't fun to rip out! LOL

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    Did the same thing with a beautifully embroidered (oh well) tea towel I made for Christmas gift oopsie.

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    I embroidered some baby burp cloths once, and realize too late that the bootie design was upside down. Oh well, gave it to the new mom anyway, with baby spit who could tell!

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    My personal variation on this one is to get an extra bit of the quilt caught in the quilting hoop.

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    Yea it is something we have all done and probably never do again.

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