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When making mistakes when do you stop?

Old 10-27-2019, 08:25 AM
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I just spent the last hour working on a special baby quilt I am making. I made my first mistake on one of the borders and had to tear the whole thing out because I put it on backwards. I kept on going. Then I made another mistake on the same border putting it back on. Now I am taking a break. Either my eyes are very tired. I only got the solid ring out of my eye yesterday from the procedure I had done less than a week ago or I have worked to long on it period. I find that when I work at somethings I make mistakes and they just keep on coming at me unless I stop for a couple hours and then come back. I am sure that many of us do something similar. My question is what kind of time do you put to rest after mistakes start happening? Or do you just keep on plugging. How many mistakes do you make before you have to stop and redirect?
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Old 10-27-2019, 08:47 AM
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I try to stop after the second mistake and either work on something else or rest my eyes. Especially prone to multiple errors in artificial light. If I rip the same piece more than twice, it might just as well be cut again.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:10 AM
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​Usually making the same mistake twice is enough for me to walk away for a bit. If I am on a deadline, I keep at it ....it’s a do or die marathon.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:42 AM
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Making that kind of mistake definitely sounds like you are tired or something else is muddling your focus. When I'm in that situation I call it a day and try again the next day, or the next time I can get to it. When I'm ripping as much a sewing, it ceases to be fun for me, so why bother?
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:56 AM
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I went to a retreat at the beginning of the month. Spent a whole day sewing paper pieced strips. There were 32 strips. I made a mistake on all 32 strips. That's 32 mistakes!! Had to fix each one, ripping out the bad piece and replacing it. I decided it was time to go to bed for the night.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:23 AM
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Two mistakes and it’s time for a break for me. There’s no point trying to move on- they just seem to get worse.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:51 AM
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If I’m even a little irritated by a mistake I walk away. Just walk away. I find something else to do, something not in my sewing room.....
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:28 AM
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When I make a big mistake I find something else to do and return another day. It’s obvious to me when that happens, the quilting Gods are not looking favorably down upon me. I stop while the goings good!
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:36 AM
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some days are just not sewing days, one must stop or more mistakes will happen. they you will end up hating that project. So take a rest and then on again when your mind is back in gear.
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