Thursday, August 13, 2009

sewing savant



It's no surprise that I love making quilts. It's actually more accurate to say that I love sewing.

Applique has never really been a problem for me--of course I have gotten better with practice.


This morning I have to admit I came across a project that completely defeated me. After ripping it apart four times, yes four times, this is the best I could do. Here it is, in all its wonky, misshapen and barely-held-together glory:




Beaten by a potholder.
Sigh.

18 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

Too, too funny!

11:44 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

That is very funny! Amazing how we all can do some very difficult and intricate tasks, but when it comes to the simplest ones, we struggle a little. But remember it is a potholder.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I don't do well with potholders either. So join the group.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

LOL - funny!! Great applique by the way.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

There is a reason to buy them and not make them. lol Hugs!

Wish I could applique like you. I just don't understand it fully.

1:36 PM  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Well your next attempt turned out lovely.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- you can still be the boss. Stick it on a hot pan and scream "I'll show YOU!"

9:27 PM  
Blogger Rashida Khanbhai said...

Well, you'd better stick to making your beautiful applique's then :-)

1:26 AM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

It's a pot holder, does it have to be perfect? I would certainly use the one you made!

5:22 AM  
Anonymous down pillow said...

Sometimes it's the little things you never see coming! Hope you have a better day!

6:26 AM  
Blogger jaybird said...

give in.
go to the dollar store.
and buy one.
:-)

6:28 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

*grin* Those potholders are nasty critters, don't blame yourself. I tell you, they have a secret agenda. Don't let them get you down! ;-)

6:47 AM  
Blogger lifeinredshoes said...

You know what they say? If at first you don't succeed......

7:56 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Potholder: "I'll show her! I wanted to be one of her beautiful quilts. Admired by millions. Gazed upon and loved! But, oh, no. She made me into a lowly, common potholder! Revenge, I say, revenge!!!"

9:33 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm shaking my head because I've been there. I was beaten up by a simple apron once. It killed my desire to try another pattern. I will, of course, but it does really burst your bubble when you come along a project that frustrates. It is kind of like life. You think you've got something down and then life sends a curve ball.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

Perhaps you should stick to applique???? lol

10:02 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

Funny and cute both. You are doing a well mix of your knowledge and talent.

RITA

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