Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WHAT HAPPNENS WHEN ONE SEEKS PERFECTION!




YEP....you guessed it....

Rip IT....RIP IT....but I can guarantee that there was not a smile on my face when I was ripping out for the 2nd time......

32 comments:

hetty said...

For me 'frogging' is part of making a quilt. Painful, but you do what you have to do. What are you doing with those beautiful pinks?

Dresden Quilter said...

I hate ripping! I have to admit there are some things that I have ripped more than twice.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Aww man! I hope there is a smile today. :)

LynCC said...

Aww. I get that way, too, sometimes. I'm trying to force myself to balance a demand for perfection on certain projects with a release of obsessiveness on others. I'm *almost* comfortable with that new approach. . .

JustCindy said...

Poor Barb. I would not have been smiling either. Hope you are finished with the reverse stitch for a bit.

wackywoman said...

Perfection? Why? Just enjoy the process. Your frog is really cute by the way.

Barb said...

I've taken Perfect off my list of things to do, lol.
Hope you smooth it out today.

Rhonda said...

Oh dear!!!! I've certainly been there!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, My seam ripper and I are very good friends!

Joanna said...

Know the feeling well. But I bet that jumble of fabric is going to be gorgeous when you are done with it.

Donna said...

"This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections." - St. Augustine

I love this quote. To me it says should I reach perfection my life was be a bore! I need those imperfections to keep me growing.

Heather said...

oh, it happens. but usually it is well worth the reworking.

quiltingnana said...

I've been hearing that same sound a lot lately

Stray Stitches said...

I know the feeling. I ripped out the same seam three times this morning. Just had to have it right!

Yvette said...

Oh, I am a pro at it! LOL!!

Needled Mom said...

Oh no! Bummer!!!

Jeni said...

the frog looks very happy

Tangos Treasures said...

Bummer :(

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I laughed when I read your post! How true, how true. Sew so ye may rip!

Jean said...

Yea, well that is the only way to do it! I hate it too!

Deanna said...

Oh, I'm sorry! But it happens even to the best of us (meaning YOU!).

Fiesta said...

you are always working on the cutest things.

Susan Entwistle said...

Don't know what you're working on, but I love the fabrics....I can see why you're going for perfection.

Crispy said...

Well, I like to call those moments learning experiences....not that it makes me any happier LOL.

Crispy

Cathy said...

Oh Barb, I too know that feeling well, did it today in fact, twice!!! Arrghh! xo

onlymehere said...

That's the story of my life when I sew for others. Sigh....it takes so much longer when I do that. Well, I'm off today so I'm back to the sewing machine after I hand-wash a load of dishes. You have to take the bitter with the sweet in life, even in sewing, I guess!

Sheila said...

I know exactly how you feel it is quite frustrating to say the least !

ButtonMad said...

Oh that pun did make us laugh...always enjoy stopping by your place...do hope we meet one day...

ButtonMad said...

So amusing with that pun...you make us laugh...really do hope we do meet you someday Barb....
This blogger thing being down means am reposting this as all posts we did during the blog maintenance time disappeared...lost...hopefully they may find them somewhere in the ether and restore them...pity ...as we are having a big giveaway on our blog at moment and will have lost a lot of entrants...

ButtonMad said...

How old is Nathan? ...happy birthday Nathan!
It's our middle daughter Shann s 35th birthday so it's party time here this weekend...
Hope you have a wonderful weekend too...

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Perfection is so overrated, don't you think? Personally, I wouldn't know anything about it. :-)

Elizabeth said...

What a cute little frog! Sorry about all the frog-stitching, though.

xo -E