October 4, 2010

What you sew, so shall you rip!

This is a case of ripping out offending stitches. I decided to spend a little time yesterday working on my New York Beauty quilt. I shouldn't have.
My eyes felt tired and my contacts dry. Allergies are no fun at all. I knew that some of my stitching in the ditch wasn't totally up to par, but I thought it would be okay. After stitching along the row of triangles I moved the quilt out from under that sewing machine. I did not like what I saw at all. Now I am spending more time taking out the stitches then I did put put them in the first place. Ugh! At least I hope I have learned my lesson. Don't quilt when your eyes are tired and dry as you won't like the results!

4 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

This quilt is looking good. I don't sew in the evenings at all because of tired eyes. That is when I pick up the knitting.

Quiltbenaco said...

In Italia si dice:
"Fare e disfare รจ tutto lavorare"
Non sei sola dunque....
Ciao
Domenica

julieQ said...

Hmmm, I have experience with that frog stich!! Rippit, rippit!!

Julie Fukuda said...

One reason I am never tempted to use a machine is that it makes mistakes faster than I can un-do them.
Maybe you are your own worst critic?