Saturday, 14 February 2015

Oops!

Well I have had two big oops moments today so I think I will quit while I am ahead as the third one might be a doosie!!
I thought I would give myself some time in the sewing room today..... but there were a few things that halted the retreat. Mum popped in this morning as we are both doing an applique class at Jemima's in Craigieburn and we had to go and sign up. We will be making a gorgeous baltimore quilt. Mum and I are both very excited!! Roll on March.......
Then......No 1 son popped in to get a button sewn on- are you for real!
I told him that I would show him how to sew it on.  You know the saying.... Sew a button on for a man and he wears his shorts without falling down, teach him how to sew and his trousers will stay up for a lifetime...
He didn't buy it....
Next visitor for the day was a dear friend. We had a great natter over a cup of tea then....... it was time to sew.
Then......One more delay to stop me sewing was one smelly curly beast. We had a massive downpour last night and Coffee got quite soaked which meant he also got smelly. He got a much needed wash, now I won't be so reluctant to bring him in the house if he has a decent aroma.
 He has also been in a little bit of trouble as he has been enjoying the fruits of DH's labours and helping himself to the green tomatoes. Seems we not only have to combat the thieves from the air but have to combat hairy ground forces too. For Heaven's sake.
So then eventually I made it to the sewing room......
I had cut out the blocks for the next sewalong batch of flying geese. During the week I prepared them all, pinning carefully ready to sew. Well here is where oopsie no 1 took shape.
I sewed and sewed, zipping along and when I made the first cut discovered my mistake

Notice that pretty floral fabric? Yes that's right, I sewed the corners on the incorrect side of the red square. Seeing as they were all cut and I didn't have enough fabric (or enthusiasm) to resew them they are staying as they are and I must say I prefer them this way.
some more sewing and cutting and sewing and they have become this
I am going to put a final border on this and then it will be done. Next week is the mill rosie get together so I will be on the hunt for a nice panel fabric that I can use for the last border.
It seemed a good idea to snap the pics outside. Well that's where we come to oopsie no 2
I put this one on the ladder to snap a pic too and thought i should put something on the top corner on the ladder to keep it on...  like so...
Well the item I put on the fabric had moudly stale water that dribbled out of it and landed on my mini.
 
After a few expletives
I ran inside to get this..
It's amazing stuff and has removed all the yukkiness that was going to ruin my mini and reduce me to tears. Once it dries out I am sure it will be perfect again. Phew!
These ufo's were on my February ufo list and I am still hoping to get the tops done and will be happy if the applique and quilting is the only part that needs doing byt the end of the month.
Hope there has been some sewing in your day too
cheers
Marina



24 comments:

Narelle said...

So pleased you were able to show the 'exit' to the oopsies!
Lovely work adorning the ladder :)

shez said...

Hi Marina you work is so lovely well done and boy lots of stuff happening with you ,but good to see you fought each obsitcule all the way and won,lol,see you next weekend xx

Maria said...

Oh No your are having a few interruptions and those furry friends are very naughty...

after your oppss your mini does look fantastic and sew does your other one.
pleased you could remove the yukkys

sunny said...

What beautiful quilts! I'm glad you were able to get the yucky out before permanent damage was done. That would have reduced me to tears, too!

Fiona said...

what an adventure!!! Coffee the tomatoe dragon looks awfully pleased with himself! love your mini - spend aobut 10 minutes trying to work out how those become flying geese.... I still can't see it. well done with the fixing.... I have some of that stuff somewhere ..

Hugz

Cheryll said...

I can see why you didn't wait for "# 3" as you probably wouldn't have any hair left...lol
Great rescue mission too...so well done on a "hard" day. xox

kiwikid said...

Wow! I was getting stressed just reading your post Marina!!! So glad you got the mark out of your mini...I would have been in tears too!!! No question!! Mmmmmmm....the green tomato thief...he will need to be watched!! He doesn't look too chastened though!!I will need an explanation of how you salvaged your flying geese too....maybe next Saturday in between you looking for a border fabric??

Christine M said...

So much happening at your place, Marina. I saw that soap for the first time yesterday and wondered if it was any good. I'll have to give it a try.

Susan said...

You got there in the end, they are both so lovely. Glad the water didn't stain.

Jo said...

Wow... What an interesting day Marina. Hope you have a great week. Enjoy Mill rose...

elliek said...

oops is right. At least you were able to make them right. I would have been in tears I think. I had a similar oops when cutting a square into a 9 patch.. my cutter slipped off the ruler and you can imagine the cut wasn't so straight... ooops.Love the quilts

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh thank goodness you rescued your mini. Coffee looks to sweet to be a fugitive from justice Lol! I cannot wait to see your Baltimore blocks..I would be excited too x

Cheryl said...

What a day you had Marina. So glad you could get the marks out of your most beautiful work

Elyte said...

Didn't matter what obstacles came your way, you managed to get over them. Those red flying geese look great, good thing you didn't unpick them all. And Coffee is happy because he got your full attention. A Baltimore Quilt, just another little project for the list?

Lin said...

What a busy day you had! And what a shame about the yucky water, I do hope it comes out. xx

Janet said...

That is quite the exciting day!! Love the work that you did get done, especially the mini. And a dog that eats green tomatoes eh? Maybe you could rent him out for shows...

Karen S said...

There are some days when you know it is better to walk away!!
But the end results with both the little minis are great. The are looking stunning and are worth the effort.
Our dogs used to stand on hind legs and eats cherries from the tree. Never expected that one.

Ondrea said...

Your quilts look amazing
well worth the angst. I have never seen one of
those stain removers. Must get one. Hope your day is better than when you posted.

Lib said...

Despite the oopsies it looks like you had a lovely social day as well as getting sewing done. Never heard of a dog liking green tomatoes though, mine used to eat raspberries of the canes.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Busy times...glad the Exit worked on the mini...loving the red geese border...

Helen said...

Your blocks are gorgeous hope it all worked out with the water mark :)

Sisbabestitches said...

Boys seem to consider buttons and patches- Mum's province- my Mum came back from a visit to my brother loaded with such mending- I'm not sure who I was less impressed with him for asking or her for saying yes! He's 45 so best of luck to you ;)
How good of Coffee to eat his green vegies, er fruit ;)
Great that your block oopsie is a blessing in disguise :)
So very pleased your last oopsie may not be permanent too :)

Carrie P. said...

despite the mess that got on your quilt they are both wonderful. Mine is still a UFO

Helen L said...

Yes, most days seem to run like that: that is why my sewing ususally ends up being started after 9pm!! Now that my older daughter has to get up early for her job she asks, "Mom, why do you always sew after midnight?" (Said in a not very happy tone!!)
And so glad your furry tomato eater smells good again!! :-D Love your quilts: I saw them and wanted to sew along, but it didn't even get started!! :-) And so glad you have that soap, and I'm thinking they probably don't have it here in the states. :-( Have a great day! Hugs, H in Healdsburg