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Thread: Pessimistic or optimistic?

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    Super Member Fabaddict's Avatar
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    I don't know how many I have, but they are all over the place - I think I even have one here at the puter desk. Ya never know when you will need one. LOL

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    Ha!! I think you are an Optimistic Realist!!

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    I think they are a "just in case" tool to have! I vote optimistic!

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    beware: the quilt police will be coming soon to confiscate any and all rippers pocketed during sit 'n sews.

    I had the same seam ripper for about 20 years. I was, needless to say, always hunting for it. One day, in 1999, while out and about with my son, he said, "let's go in here," and he proceded to walk me into a quilt shop (!!!) He led me to the ripper section. "it's time to buy a new one, mom."

    So I did. And threw the old one away, even. It's the one I currently use. I do have a 2nd one that came with my bernina in 2000. It's my absolute favorite. so tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    beware: the quilt police will be coming soon to confiscate any and all rippers pocketed during sit 'n sews.
    they dare not try. in fact, i'll go so far as to say they had better not even think about it.

    if i had to give up my ripper, i'd have to give up quilting.

    fat chance of that. :lol:

    watch for flashing batik lights in your rearview. at the first sighting, call us. we'll be there in a jiffy, rotary blades loaded and ready to come to your defense. ;-)

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    OK! but which one is you favorite??

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    I think you could use a few more:wink:...like the Fons & Porter or the other green one (can't remember the brand).
    Clover, I think she need that too.

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    [quote=trueimage]
    Quote Originally Posted by leaha
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Which one is your favorite???



    Isn't the cap on the handle?
    OMG yes it is LOL I so did not remember that, thank you!!!! LOL oh can not get over that LOL

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    If I gathered and lined up all of my glasses in my sewing room, I would have just as many as you do seam rippers. You may have the same problem with your rippers as I have with my glasses. I can never find them when I need them.

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    I must be an optimist. I don't even know where a seam ripper is! I know I have a couple but I never use them. I use my thread snippers if I have to take out a seam. I don't unsew the way most people do either. I just cut every 4th to 6th stitch on one side only and then pull the whole thread on the other side. I never rip down thru the middle of the fabrics.

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    no.. just really prepared! LOL

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    Not quite there yet.............but maybe could outdo you before toooo long...who knows!

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    I thought I had a lot with my seven, but you beat me!!!

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    Not pessimistic, not optimistic. Just prepared!

    And doesn't it seem like the minute you throw something away, you end up needing it the very next week? Waste not, want not, that's my motto. Now to figure out what to do with all those darn scraps.......

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    oh, my some of these look like surgical knives.

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    OK update: I have one more, well heard so much about it here on the board well. . . . . LOL I just had to get one and try it, will let you know how I like it next time I have to rip any thing.
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    If you whistle while you work, or play music you're an optimist!

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    All in all I would say you are very prepared.

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    Tops my three, hopefully you won't have to use any of them too often.

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    Wow, a picture is a thousand words, thank you!

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    You beat me....I only have 4. By the way, do you know what a pessimist is? It's an optimist with experience :D

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