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!!


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!