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    Step away from

    Last night I finally found the red bandana type fabric that I needed for wine bottle bags & wine bottles I promised to donate to a fund raiser dinner this weekend. So I quickly grabbed a bottle of wine to measure the fabric. I cut all 12 pieces and started sewing the first one. There was no way to put the bottle into the bag that I sewed. DUH! I mis-cut to narrow all 12 and I don't have enough material left to make them. OK, the theme is western so all the bottles will be wearing little wine sized red bandanas. I quickly exited my sewing room before screwing up anything else.

    So today I decided I would finally start a sheep wall hanging for my self. Cut the first piece of the background...you guessed it...cut it too small.

    So I stepped away from the rotary cutter and promised myself that tomorrow is another day. Maybe I should have opened that bottle of wine first.
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    I have lots of those days!! It seems that nothing can go right..Forget the wine, let's get some Jack Daniels!!!

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    So sad for your bad days. Better times ahead.
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    Here I was thinking you should stay away from the bottle! Hehehehehehe. Guess you could indulge now!!!!

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    alikat, I am doing just that. LOL
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    lol shoot i would of gone with the jack daniels.

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    I would have added another fabric to enlarge the bags, and kept on sewing, but an early coctail works too.!!!

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    Hope today goes better!
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    Act like the bandanas were planned! They will be so cute no one will have to know.
    Wine is usually my solution to days like that.
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    Been there done that! Even when I tell myself measure twice .... I still have those days. Where you are so brilliant is knowing when to step away!

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    Could you add a strip down the "middle" as an accent, and perhaps tie it with that color? Make it look like a planned stripe! Linda
    Last edited by linda8450; 04-13-2012 at 08:17 AM. Reason: error in typing

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    I would add fabric, and change the design.. I have this habit of changing the design of what I'm quilting in the middle, and go on.. I haven't been disappointed..

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    i am most definitely a member of this club!!
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    Anyone can put wine in a bag. It takes real creativity to put bandanas on the bottles! Look on the bright side! People will congratulate you for your talent!
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    Wow, I thought things like that just happened to me. Sad to hear someone else has this dreadful condition. LOL

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    Can you keep the wine and give away the bandanas? Just kidding. Dress the bottles with the bandanas and reap the kudos for your "ingenuity" and talent. LOL
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    Cant you add a piece of fabric to the bags to make them fit?
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    Did you change rulers? The reason I ask is because my DH suddenly started cutting all the lumber for construction projects too short. He had gotten a new tape measure and he kept misreading it.
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    Sometimes you just can't win! Tomorrow will be better.

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    Measure twice, 3times, four times etc. cut once. Yep!!sometimes walking away is the only solution. Hope the next day was better.

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    I have done some of my most creative work using 'mis-cuts'...seems like you do, too!

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    Oh boy, been there, done that!!! Definitely should have opened that bottle of wine first...."hiccup". LOL

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    Usually happens when I am in a hurry.

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