I had hoped to have a great finish for today. A nice quilty finish. A Peacocks in the Garden finish. But, it didn’t happen. What did happen was life. Sick kids, sick me and some seriously bad sewjo. However I did make a couple more little umbrellas though so I at least have a few pretty pictures for my blog post.
Ever have days when your sewing machine is clearly screaming out “Step away from the machine, we are not friends right now!”? No? Just me? Well yesterday was one of those days for me.
This sweet little aqua umbrella is deceiving. It’s the reason for me finally listening to my machine, throwing my fabric down in disgust (tempted to throw the seam ripper but the way my night was going, it’d probably ricochet and take out an eye) and leaving the sewing for another day. I thought I had sewn the wrong fabrics in the wrong places on the points i.e. they didn’t match. Disappointment x 2. Frustration x gazillion billion.
But when I went back to it today, apparently the fabrics rearranged themselves during the night and were in the correct places. And this aqua brolly sewed together with the least number of seams unpicked so far.
Orange however – I thought we were becoming friends, really I did. Til it pulled its uneven block stunt. You’re back on my lukewarm list, orange, bear that in mind. That’s right – those are uneven seams. But know what? I’m not unpicking them again. They can stay uneven. That’ll remind me not to trust orange again any time soon.
Oh and one final bad sewing misadventure… the attempt at quilting Peacocks in the Garden. Perfectionists, quilt police, real quilters, avert your eyes.
Oh yeah that’s one ginormous pucker right there. And on every other damn intersection. So guess what? I have a whollle lot of unpicking to do. Peacocks in the Garden is right back on that WiP list. Damnit. I really wanted to move it to the Finished list too.
Ah well. At least I have a twirl of umbrellas, a bevy of brollies, a shower of umbrellas, or a cloud of umbrellas (or in my present sewing mood, a storm of umbrellas!) to cheer me up. They do look cute all together, don’t they?