Saturday, November 30, 2013

I am NOT a morning person...

...and usually when I do try to be more productive by 'doing' too early, or if I try something that calls for the little grey cells to be more active than they usually are before 10:00..or need my eyes to see something before they are ready to do that.... ..... ...well, let's just say ..sometimes it isn't worth it.

This morning I took my coffee into my sewing room and was eager to put together my latest little pincushion.. even had the machine all set up and threaded, because I was also trying some FME on open weave fabric yesterday ....easy right? ...just change feet, raise the 'dogs' and sew around the 3 sides of my pillow.


acckkkk!  .....wtfajita???.. ........ .....    dammit!!!   No way!!  I'm not picking out those teensy tiny stitches...NOT!

Obviously I wasn't even thinking, period; never mind thinking clearly.  Stitched around the 3 sides of what is going to be my newest pin pillow alright ... ..... but, totally forgot to put on the silk backing ...and the piece of thin cotton that backs the silk..... what a nimno!  I took it off the machine and looked at it and it still didn't even register ...'til I thought... now how do I turn this? ... there is nothing to turn...what have I done? .... Sheeesh...... So.... either pick it all out ..which did not happen, because it would have ruined the satin-one-side-crepe-y fabric, I just know it would've.  Instead...I put on the backing material..pinned and stitched it as I was supposed to do in the first place ...just barely inside the other line of stitching... whew!  It worked.  Happy camper, me. Saved my lovely piece of fabric and embroidering..

So, I have a slightly smaller cushion..but, not enough that anybody would notice or care... because there is no regulation size, of course......





























I particularly like this little area of webs and detached chain leaves.. peeking out from under the lace that runs across ...

















Now...just to stuff, close and stitch around the outside ...and my first off white cushion is a reality...



8 comments:

deanna7trees said...

it is quite beautiful. me too...love those web stitches, etc. peeking out.

BeadedTail said...

It's very beautiful! We're more night owls in an early bird world and it doesn't always work.

Mary Ann said...

I'm not a morning person either. Usually no one speaks to me until I'm up about an hour....and then it better be really really important.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...very lovely:) You've really found a fabulous new outlet for your creative muse.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm not a morning person either. Not a night person either. Not sure what I am!! My best time must be when I'm asleep. Such a lovely little pin pillow you've created and the extra seam was there to add additional stability...right?

Twiglet said...

So who will know except you - oh and us of course! It's really lovely Vee. x Jo

Lin said...

Sometimes accidents can bring about new ideas. I like it!

I'm not good in the evening. My seam ripper sees a lot of action after dinner. :(

Nan G said...

So gorgeous ! So dainty....an oops?! No way. Do love the petite stitching peeking out from under the lace.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Sounds like something I might do - glad you got it sorted.
Love your beautiful work - the little webs are sweet.
Happy week
hugs
Carolyn