Thursday, 17 November 2022

When on the wrong track

I don't know what started me off on the wrong track this morning, it could have been the dithering about what to sew today, which length of fabric to start with.  I've been sewing every day with left over scraps of material and a bunch of off cuts given to me by a friend, so I guess I've been relaxed about it.  My eyesight isn't what it used to be, neither is my brain.  Nothing I make bears close inspection but I've been doing OK.

It hasn't mattered if I stuffed something up but this morning I had two brand new lengths of material in front of me.  I must have got dizzy with excitement because from the moment I decided which piece to cut into everything went wrong.  I could probably write a thousand words on the various mistakes I made.  Suffice to say I am practically cross-eyed from so much unpicking of seams where they should not have been.

I should have known to stop after the second or third stuff up but no, muggins kept on keeping on until I realized that scream I'd uttered could have frightened the neighbours.

So I'm putting off preparing my dinner until I feel a bit more self assured and am going to sit and watch the cats.  It's a sad day when all I have to show for my day are pics of the cats.

The couch is covered with a sheet, there is a little towel in place where she usually sits but today she decides she needs all the pillows as well. Wish I felt as relaxed as Ally looks.

When one pillow won't do!

Don't ask me what Korbi finds so fascinating about my feet!

8 comments:

  1. Tomorrow will be a better day. Good luck with the sewing.

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    1. Well, you're right, Adrian, today is a better day. And I'm not doing any sewing either.

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  2. I have days like that. Not involving sewing, you understand, but involving things in my workshop, garden, loft, polycarb and just about anywhere else these days. I have perfected the art of saying "Sod it" and making another coffee.

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    1. I'll have to remember "Sod it", that's not quite as offensive as some of Adrian's special words that I borrowed yesterday.

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  3. Korbi cat looking at your feet is very cute!
    Sewing can be relaxing, and yet, sometimes it might get on one's nerves, should be put aside and left for another day.

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    1. You're right, Duta. I should have just put it aside after the second mistake. One I can cope with, I should have known things wouldn't get better after two.

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  4. I no longer sew although in my early years I made shirts for my husband dresses for my daughter. I remember days when I was moving too fast and made so many mistakes and got depressed about the wasted time. Watching cats sounds mentally healthy to me.

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  5. Watching the cats was certainly better for my disposition that day, Tabor. I've been limiting my sewing to a couple of hours a day since that disaster day.

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