Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How to make the easy more difficult

Or The Terri Way

Hello Friends,

I'm working on a fairly easy pattern

~one half of the Deathly Hallows block done successfully~

of the Harry Potter blocks you can see on Fandom in Stitches, but I keep making mistakes! I set the fabric at wrong side to right... I get a fold over when I set it under the needle, (see below)

 or I use the wrong color... OMG. Last week I had to "unsew" four pieces on one patch of the Mimbulus Mimbilitonia. I guess there is just too much on my mind lately.  There is the Darling Daughter trouble... never leaves my mind for long. (Love you Honey!) There is the kitchen mess - while awake there is no way to look away... there is kitchen everywhere except in the kitchen! Then there is the regular stresses of the Christmas season - will they like their gift?  When can I get out to shop? Where is the money for it all?  I'm really amazed by the ladies who have kids and a job, too, that also make things and have all these same stresses.  How do we cope with all that?  ANSWER=Youth.  The great elixir... Where can I find a drop or two?

Couple of pictures of my closest granddogs. They were here for a couple of hours on Sunday. Their "Mommy" took us out for lunch.

This is Ivy and Max is in the next picture. (They are toy sized dogs that think they are lions.)
Well, I'm off to go "unsew" the mess I made last night. Just a few more pieces to this side, and the center seam, and I'll have the DH to show tomorrow.


  1. I feel your pain. You are talking to the choir.
    However, I do agree that you have a LOT going on in your life at this time. And with the holidays happening, too! Whew.
    Take care.

  2. Snap! I spent last night un-stitching a project too.

    I hate unstitching.....

  3. I am totally with you on this.I worry more and would like a bit of my confident youth back!!Why do we doubt ourselves so much.Today saw almost the end of the Xmas shopping.Only daughter to do.

  4. Hugs Hun. My theory is that I must build a cloning machine so 1 of me can cook and clean and the other (the real me) can sew. Failing that a time machine would be good to slot in a month between November and December.

    Don't worry -when the kitchen is done it will look marvellous and you will feel like you have a brand new home.


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