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I'm making one for myself!
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Date: 4/17/12 10:51 PM

I won't bore you all with the details, but just wanted to let you all know I'm making myself a big sign that says: DO NOT SEW WHEN YOU ARE TIRED. Anyone else want one?

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Date: 4/18/12 0:07 AM

Haha, that's a good sign... in fact it applies to many things!

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Date: 4/18/12 10:37 PM

Oh come on, tell us what you did!?!

We've all been there!

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Date: 4/19/12 0:10 AM

Waiting patiently to find out what you did when you were tired? .

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F. R. O. G. - FULLY RELY ON GOD

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Date: 4/19/12 12:47 PM

OK. But what's shared on PR stays on PR.

I was attaching the crotch lining for a pair of KS panties. Clearest directions ever, right? Fool proof. Except I pinned, then sewed, the seam end to the side seam. Hmm. That didn't look right. Ripped it out. Swore a bit. Zig zags are a PITA to remove. Decided I would hand baste the three layers together (front, back, crotch lining). Sat serenely watching rerun of Downton Abbey and sewing away the old fashioned way. Paused the video, stood up to go to the SM and realized I'd sewn it to to front of my skirt. A clear sign it was time to quit. But then I figured I already have to rip out the stitches attaching a disassembled pair of panties from my skirt, so I really should just go ahead and finish them. Confession: I did actually very briefly consider just leaving them attached and calling it an embellishment. But no. After successfully attached the crotch lining, heady with success, I forged on. Attaching elastic for leg # 1 went swimmingly, I thought. No wonky bubbles or bunching. Super! Except when I pinned the elastic to the leg opening, I'd pinned BOTH legs. Still, the elastic looked darned good. It was at that point I headed for the ice cream and another episode of Downton Abbey, with all my heart wishing that I had a lady's maid.

That's the entire confession. That, and I am considering going commando.

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Date: 4/19/12 1:51 PM

Oh you crack me up!!! How you tell the story is so funny!!! Picturing in my mind's eye the underwear sewed to your skirt--hysterical!

Don't feel bad though as we've all had our share of mistakes. Here is a thread about them. Some are so funny like yours--they will make you feel lots better!!!

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Date: 4/19/12 3:40 PM


I can relate. it happen to me all the time when i'm tired.

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Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)

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Subject: Heres Your Sign! Date: 4/19/12 4:17 PM

LOL. Love the story but I would have done it differently. After I sew something to my pants I just try to cut the thread. I usually succeed in cutting a hole in my pants. How do I get my sign. Or maybe I need two.

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Date: 4/19/12 6:08 PM

XD My general rule for sewing when I am tired is to go until I make a big mistake. I take it apart and put it all away. I would have stopped at square one! XD Ice cream sooner, too... :P

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2014 resolution: keep track of sewn yardage!!
In: 90 yards
Sewn: 46.5 yards

I'll try anything once :)

Please excuse my typos...sometimes it is harder to go back and edit on mobile than it is worth!

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Date: 4/19/12 8:46 PM

Well, I do feel better for getting that off my chest. They say confession is good for the soul.

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