11/30/11

A New World Record!

It's time for me to call the Guinness people and tell them I'm ready to be published in their book!  I think if I hurry, I can just get in under the wire!


What record, you ask?  Why, for the most number of times sewing a block together, taking it apart, sewing it together, taking it apart, sewing it together . . . I think you get the picture.  Whaaaaaat?!?  There is no record for that?  Well, now you tell me.  Sheesh.

So who among you looked at the block I posted about yesterday and said, "Well, I hate to point, but it STILL isn't right."  Hmmmmmmmmm?  I'm talking about this one:


So here's what happened:  Last night just prior to going to bed, I wandered back into my sewing room to admire my design wall and I started staring at it again.  Big mistake.  I nearly took the rotary cutter to my own throat upon realizing that it was still not right.  And then, I thought better of it and nearly took the rotary cutter to the block.  I was ready to cut it into Teeny. Tiny. Little. Pieces. for being so darned stubborn.  Then I decided that two could play this "stubborn" game . . . only I was going to sleep on it so that I would be at my most well-rested stubborn best when next I met my nemesis: 

The Block.

Only, first I had to go to the dentist.

When I got home, freshly enraged, I took to it with the precision of a surgeon.  One who works without anesthesia.  And no analgesia either.  It screamed.  It wailed.  It moaned. 

"Mess with me at your peril," I responded, coolly, calmly, coldly.

And this is how it looks now.


Do you see the difference?

After taking its picture, I looked around at the other works in progress in my sewing room.  "Any questions?"  I asked, menacingly.  "Anyone else having a problem here?  Anyone else want to go under the ripper?"

Hm.  Maybe I should go back on my meds.  What do you think?

10 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Love my meds. Better living through chemicals.

Kate said...

I kinda liked the abstractness of the last version. But I like the negative space effect of the final version too.

It's done now, but maybe you should hide your rotary cutter fro a couple of days.

Michelle said...

If threatening them with the seam ripper works, I say go for it!

Carrie P. said...

Don't feel bad. I had to use the seam ripper on my block too. I don't know why I was having so many problems with the block. Yours is great.

Snoodles said...

This was hilarious, and I have to admit, very familiar! LOL Thanks for posting so I know there are others with the same problems! Heehee!

Vicki W said...

At last it wasn't in the finished quilt before you saw it!

PaisleyArtMachine said...

Appearently years of dealing with her stubborn sons has driven her over the edge. I guess that means my work here is done.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Oh my gosh!! You crack me up. Good thing you caught it when you did!!


Carolyn

Linda said...

LOL, just made a test block for a country colors quilt that I liked. Got it all together, pressed it, and then noticed that the flying geese on one side were backwards!

quiltzyx said...

Oh my, what a struggle!! I have to say, I didn't quite 'get' the block, but just figured it was an abstract block. I do like it much better now. :D
Maybe it was the dental rage that helped make it all come together!