Aaugghh Department I was yesterday when I went to make the binding for the quilt I've been machine quilting for the past few weeks. After I was done piecing the back, I spent a few days finding the time and place to baste it (I drive to big enough tables), then began quilting. I don't keep track of how long I take on each task. When I needed the iron for the binding, I discovered that I'd left it on. It's not like I burned the house down or anything, but what a waste of electricity! I don't remember, but it could have been on for weeks. I'm the original for making sure everything is turned off when it's not in use. I'm the sort who harps on family members for leaving lights on. I care about small amounts of wasted energy. And then I go and do this. I'm kicking myself. I was sure I didn't want an iron that turns itself off because they're such a pain in the neck.
That's only part one.
Part II is just now when I was mitering the final fold on the binding
where the 2 tails meet up. I'd gotten it perfect on the first try, used
the rotary cutter to leave a quarter inch seam to cut off the tails and
cut into the binding itself. Aaughh! This means I have to take out a
whole section of binding, sew on a new piece and resume. I do have
enough of the binding fabric, so I'm telling myself that it's not the
end of the world, but still.
Have I mentioned that I'm stressing over an upcoming trip to visit an
elderly relative with significant short term memory loss? I wonder if
either of us can remember what ironic means.
- posted 12 years ago