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Old 06-02-2012, 12:23 PM
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So, I've been working on a quilt for my grandson who will be three next month, and is tractor crazy. So I bought a yard of tractor print plus one panel with all sorts of vehicles. This kid loves wheels. I cut large squares to make big triangle sections the easy way, because the print is large. Then I dug through my stash and found assorted plaid homespuns, to make it look all boyish. It's not like I am building a marininers compass or something, but a very simple pattern. As usual I sewed my sashing rows for the cross pieces, with the squares between. Then assembled the squares with the up and down sashings. Last night when I started pinning the rows together something wasn't matching up. Turns out I had one horizontal sashing that was an inch and a half too short. Fixed that this morning, after I scrubbed the floors, planning to finish the assembly and head outdoors to pull some weeds. Well, what do you know, the next row had the same problem. Fixed that, finally sewed all the rows together, and laid it out to look at it before I pressed it and added my borders. Wow, I had one square on its side! In the middle of the quilt, no less. Couldn't stand to leave it, so after fixing lunch, ripped that out( after I found my seam ripper, lost it in a heartbeat), turned it around and added the borders. Whew, then I ran outside. At about 3:00! But some days are like that, right?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:41 PM
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You're just going to have to forget all about those other distracting activities like floor washing, weed pulling and fixing lunch and CONCENTRATE on your quilting!!

Honestly, I think we've all had days like that. Seems like the easier we think the task is, the more we goof up sometimes!
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And days like that are the GOOD days!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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lol. You're just getting distracted by those pesky household chores, darn it!
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I think a little gremlin sneaks into our sewing rooms and does these things!
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Boy, you are so right! They say housework makes you ugly and that is true in my case. LOL
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:24 PM
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Housework really seems to be the problem. Quit it!
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM
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I have less sewing woes since I cut back on housework. Sounds like you need to give it a try. Trying to work faster causes me to mess up more also. Old age makes for everything to slow down.
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You're all so funny!

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