Friday, June 12, 2009

Wasted!

AAARRRRGGGHHH!!!
I wasted time, thread , energy and now I feel wasted too!
WHY??? Because I did not listen to my inner voice or as some say MY GUT!
Nooooo....... I had to go ahead and screw up!!
So here I sit taking a break from 'unsewing' my project!
I was doomed from the get go!
I did not have enough of the press on batting I like to use so decided to go with another.
Pinned and pinned and pinned.
Then to machine… as I sewed I KNEW it was not working!!
Did I STOP…why heck no… STUPID!!!
I had perfect binding for a change but off it is now!
I am picking out all the thread and will do all over!!
Lesson learned LISTEN TO YOUR INNER SMART VOICE!!

I am not being anal either...really. It was just not working for me. I will not toss it in a box as is either. Has to be done and done better!!
I sure wish I could be as near perfect at my efforts as I see others are on many a blog.
Oh well we all mess up from time to time…right???
Please tell me you do too!!!!

13 comments:

  1. Gosh...don't be so hard on yourself. I am sure many of us have had projects that got "messed up" and, probably, we didn't even work on salvaging them like you are!

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  2. Feedsack FantasyJune 12, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Go get a cup of tea! IF I told you about all my ATTEMPTS to sew & Mother yelling at me to 'get the RIPPER!!', you'd be in hysterics & feeling a lot better about yourself. TTFN ~Marydon

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  3. remind me not to make you mad and to hide my gun if'n I do! we all make huge boo-boos! lord knows I have with my quilting and sometimes when I teach a class! (mauh) Liz
    P.S. interesting.....my word verification for blogger was MENDEDMA.....a hint maybe?

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  4. You know we are generally our toughest critics. You are not alone I'm sure there are many of us who have ignored our inner voice. I don't ever remember a time that I didn't regret it. Breathe walk away for a little while and things will look better upon your return...Remember this is all relative there are a lot worse things going on out there....

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  5. Oh come on, surely it wasn't that bad? I have several items I've messed up on and just tossed in a pile. I haven't even bothered to pick out thread and fix. Ah well, maybe I will one day.

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  6. I have unsewn many a projects over the years. I am not a quilter at this point but I do all other crafts. I think it is part of the learning to have to tear out.

    Good luck this time.

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  7. You know, that press on batting was my downfall several plus years ago. I was making a baseball themed quilt for my son for Christmas. It became a mess when I was over halfway through quilting it. My dear hubby sat up all night with me picking out stitches so I could start over. My son's comment when he opened it? It needs to be bigger, Mom.

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  8. Who is perfect?? I think we all mess up. But I agree, if your gut tells you it isn't working....... go with your gut :-)

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  9. I love the part about pressing on even when you KNOW it is a mistake. I have also experienced this: isn't it frustrating?

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  10. Yes, I mess up, and often. It goes with the territory. Creating is not easy or everyone would be able to be a fabric artist. Hang in there and the undoing will go fast and then you know just how to do it the way you want!

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  11. We all mess up sometimes and when we do, it is usually a whopper of a mistake. That goes with the territory! Don't worry about it! Next time, will be a breeze!
    Micki

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  12. Unsewing is the pits, but if it has to be done it has to be done. Hugs!!! hope you get it done soon

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  13. I recently unpicked a whole border of quilting because the design was just awful. At least I thought so. Usually i think about the design for a while but on this occasion I just breenged in. Will try not to make that mistake again. Chalk it up to experience.

    Ann :)

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