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by mops Moderator ( edited 24 May 2019 ) 24 May 2019

Some days you'd better read a book than do anything else.

In my drawer a tiny baby item had been waiting patiently to be saved: there was a small hole due to a mishap.
So - I decided to embroider a small giraffe head that was on my Brother 190D over the spot. I had a small oval hoop that could be used either vertically or horizontally. Of course it was in the horizontal position and I had to unscrew it and set it for vertical use - which after an argument with the screws that did not like to be undone I did it, upside down. So try again.
Getting the shirt just right to embroider safely took some time but I managed and it sewed out nicely. Not until I unhooped the thing did I notice I had stitched it upside down... So I embroidered a larger version of the same design lower down and hope someone will find it funny...
Well, it's a new day, the sun is shining and I think I can safely water the garden. LOL


by theduchess 14 Dec 2019

Oh Martine, If only you knew how many boo-boos I've made! Glad to hear that most of us have been there, done that. Glad you had a great trip.

by airyfairy 27 Jun 2019

This really made me smile. I am so pleased that I am not the only one who makes these sort of mistakes.

by jrob Moderator 05 Jun 2019

LOL, we've still go it sister! Hold your serious face when you give it to the recipient.

by basketkase 04 Jun 2019

Oh Martine, thank you for can get confusing and frustrating sometimes, I know this first hand....I love your remedy for the issue and it is a one of a kind now!

by pennifold 02 Jun 2019

Hi Martine, I sense your frustration and I know how you feel - I've done it many times! Glad you've got sunshine and a beautiful day to garden. Love Chris

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mops by mops 03 Jun 2019

I just returned from a trip to Germany - beautiful weather both there and at home. So the garden needs some attention today.

by graceandham 01 Jun 2019

I think I've had basically this same experience. Good to know we're human.

by pennyhal2 24 May 2019

I admire your patience! Some days I have the patience to work through things, other days I think "this is not worth it" and out it goes. Your story is a testament to your determination to make your work as perfect as you can to get the wonderful results you get!

by crafter2243 Moderator 24 May 2019

This made me smile. There are days like that and I am glad you did not give up.

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

I'm glad it made you smile :)

by toogie 24 May 2019

I had a day, of piecing a quilt top, just about like yours. Nothing went right the first time and I ripped as much as I sewed. I am glad your creative side kicked in and you came up with the perfect solution. Bravo for you! don't drown yourself while watering!-lol-Have a good day, Toogie

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

I hope it made you feel better you aren't the only one.
I had a marvellous day today.

by sebsews 24 May 2019

We all have those days! I know I have had several days where I just put it away for another day.

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

It happens to all of us - it was of course all my fault - I just hoped everyone would have a good laugh.

by zoefzoef 24 May 2019


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mops by mops 24 May 2019

LOL indeed.

by 02kar Moderator 24 May 2019

Don't you just love days like that! NOT! Good for you to not give up. I know that little shirt will be appreciated. It now has an interesting story to tell. I hope the rest of your day went well.

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Nobody is perfect but some days I am less perfect than others.

by gerryvb 24 May 2019

oh Martine, some days it looks like everything is going wrong.....Well it kept you busy.and finally the result was good. Now enjoy the sun, have a wonderful day )))

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

I certainly did have a great day. And I did a lot of sewing stuff like repairing seams that had become undone, replacing elastic, finishing a few bags.

by asterixsew Moderator 24 May 2019

Martine what a great story and it goes to show that we all make mistakes sometimes.

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

Don't we all. :)