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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

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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.

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by jrob Moderator 05 Jun 2019

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

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by basketkase 04 Jun 2019

Oh Martine, thank you for sharing...it 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!

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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.

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by graceandham 01 Jun 2019

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

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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!

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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 :)

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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!.............now 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.

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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.

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by zoefzoef 24 May 2019

LOL

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mops by mops 24 May 2019

LOL indeed.

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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