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This is not a day for sewing

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    I got my sewing machine back a couple days ago and I have all sorts of fabric bought and ready to go for planned outfits. BUT I just couldn’t get into the groove today. I keep thinking about everything I want to do and can’t concentrate on one thing! Plus I’m a bit tired.

    Instead, today has become a fabric pre-washing and goofing around on the computer day. Maybe I can get back to sewing on Monday.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    That’s what my week has felt like: all sorts of work but nothing to show for it at the end of the day. I’m learning to save my To Do lists so I can look back and see that I really am accomplishing things–sometimes it’s hard to feel that way in the day to day.

    Next week will be better! Pre-washing is ALMOST sewing, after all…

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    That was my day yesterday and the day before. I managed to trace and cut out the Sailboat top in the size I needed, and get the fabric washed and dried. I’m telling myself the fabric has to ‘rest’ over night. It’s good to lie fallow for a while, every so often.

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Sometimes I get those days, I either push through it ( once you get going, you can feel better) or I will tidy my work room , clean my machines , go through fabric.

    If I have a second day of ‘I don’t want to’s’, I do a less then pleasing job , scrub the bathroom, windows,clean the oven or fridge.

    Sewing is then a lot more appealing.

    Strangely, I havn’t had one of these days for the last 5 months …..

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Wow , did not mean to sound so pompous ,I was actually trying to give a compliment, love the patterns ….

    Sandi must be right , going batty, and the baby slept through so I can not blame her !

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    ckcsbella @ckcsbella

    I have those days too. I sometimes find that just not even trying to find the inspiration is the best way to go about it. I’ll just do something else, and when I get back to it, I will be refreshed!

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    Justine J @justmejay

    THIS IS NOT THE WEEK FOR SEWING! I have managed to stuff up both projects that I’ve started this week! Had intended on making Will’s sandbox shorts and a tea party dress for Lulu, but Will’s changed his mind about his fabric and didn’t have the right colour contrast for Lu’s dress SO…decided to make a sailboat top and a hopscotch nightie – BOTH DISASTERS! Put buttonholes (which were perfect, btw) too close to edge (my fault completely) and when I put sleeves in – arrrgh! & as for my first effort at sewing knit – not good! Think I’ll throw it out (at least it is not my city weekend fabric!)

    I shall take a break…chocolate!

    Thanks for listening to me vent!! 🙂

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Can I tell you a secret? shh, I don’t like sewing with knit that much, don’t tell any one…..

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    sayiamyou @maraya

    Oh Justine! So sorry you’ve had a rough go. Please don’t give up on the knit fabric before you get to your City Weekend. It’s so much better, I promise you’ll have fun making the Hopscotch! As for Nicole’s secret, I just finished a top in Michael Miller knit and it was no where near as fun as the City Weekend. I grumped more than once! Moda has really done well.

    I have done the same thing with the Sailboat buttonholes before though. So frustrating! Enjoy the chocolate, maybe a glass of wine…

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    Justine J @justmejay

    Thanks Nicole & Mel!!!

    I will persevere – had choc! Wine tonight with dinner I think! Tomorrow is another day!…(& hopefully my fabric will arrive – waiting on 3 parcels – lol!)

    – btw – would you unpick the buttonholes (haven’t cut them yet!) or make a whole new front piece? Or just leave it??

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Unpick the button holes, if you start they will just unravel.

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    Justine J @justmejay

    Thanks! Will do it tonight while watching TV (the Aussie Grand Designs starts – my fav!!)

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    sahmcolorado @sahmcolorado

    Sorry to hear about your frustration, justmejay. I hope all is better today. What is Aussie Grand Design? Sounds interesting.

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    Justine J @justmejay

    Hi Sandi

    Feeling better today – made a skirt for myself :)!

    “Grand Designs” is a British show which looks at building houses, basically! Grand ones!It follows a different one from start to finish every episode. I’m a sucker for house/interiors/architecture shows (I did want to be an architect whilst at school!) Maybe a little like “This Old House”? (I like that one too!) An Australian version has just been made & the first episode was on Thurs night – don’t ask me how, but I missed it!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    What time Justine ? I did not know about that ! I love Grand Designs!

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