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« on: August 01, 2005 12:33:52 AM »

I'm only posting this because I know many of you can relate.

I had a horrible crafting day today.

I frantically finished sewing a gypsy skirt (with lining) for dinner tonight with the boy's family; my sewing machine is 60+ years old, and refuses to make stitches longer than "1" (no 2, no 6; just 1.), that are impossible to rip out. We're 1/2 hr late to see the family, I sew up the waistband and THE SKIRT IS TOO TIGHT AROUND MY HIPS. I measured and drafted for my hips (widest part of me), and it somehow is 1" too narrow. And I can't rip out the seams and re-sew...see the problem with stitch length above.

So we have dinner (I'm wearing pants), then the four of us (boy, Mom, Sister, and me) sit around and do needlework. I'm halfway through our Marquior Story tree(http://perso.wanadoo.fr/passion.broderie/grilles/marquoirisav/marquoirstorysomm.htm found here at Craftster), when it is decided that the color blends too well with my background, and I must rip it out. Oh, and it's 100% single ply silk thread on 32 ct linen (NOT evenweave, just linen), and it's only taken me, oh, about 3 hours of constant work to get where I'm at now. Need I mention I'm the most behind out of the four of us stitchers? Now I'm doubly-behind.

Some days I just wish I wasn't so damn crafty. I think it's gonna send me to an early grave!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005 08:48:07 AM »

Sorry you had such a rough day!  I hate days where I wake up wanting to be supercrafty and then destroy everything I touch Smiley  It's never one thing I maim, it's one after another. 

Chin up!

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005 09:03:16 AM »

I feel your pain. Maybe it will make you feel better than never, not one, niente, nada peice of clothing that I have sewed on a machine has ever fit correctly. Bleh.

However, I think your frustration should be melted away by the fact that your boy sits around with you and his family and does needlework! What a cool guy to have around, lucky girl!

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005 01:12:46 PM »

I can totally understand what you went through with the skirt. I did the same...on SEVERAL occasions. Your RUMP sticks out more than you would know *snigger*

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2005 09:08:44 PM »

you are not alone here! I have littterally  torn out a stupid hem three times because I didn't sew it right. SOmething that should be ten minutes can wreck a whole afternoon! Believe me I share your frustration.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2005 11:30:30 PM »

that's just poopy.  i hate the days that my sewing machine hates me- sometimes it makes gross knotty stuff that i can't see until i'm done and i flip the piece over.  some days i can't get my zig zag stitches to stay in... they come out randomly and then whatever i was finishing looks like crap. 

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