I have to tell you that sometimes when I sew I think about other things... yes... really.. I know.. hard to believe isn't it? I bet YOU never think about other things when YOU are working...
So what HAPPENS when this .. errrr...ummmm.... mental.... what would you call it.. a distraction occurs?
Let me tell ya....
The other day when I finished a quilt top for McCAll's Magazine ... I did the "yeah top done" Happy Dance!!
Next I pieced the backing, made the label and cut the binding... because I've found it's so much easier to do the machine quilting and then get to the "finishing" if everything is ready ...
just like cooks on a tv show where it's all laid out in little bowls!
So this is some of the fabric I was working with..Harmony from RJR. Now when I'm working on things I think are pretty standard... my mind wanders big time. And it does NOT hear the warning bells and whistles.. really..
The clanging could be as loud as a freight train and I'd just be working along. Sometimes noises are real.. other times it's my brain banging on the wall.. going hey.. hey .. HEY!!!
During the making of the binding.. which seems innocent enough of a task as I've made binding for at least a thousand quilts.. my brain was doing some banging... and I ignored it.
Then i went to put the binding on... I sewed one short section... turned the corner.. did about 12" and FINALLY I heard the banging...
It seems I had cut the binding TOO WIDE. Now I spent way to long sitting there trying to decide if I REALLY needed to take it off and trim it down.. I'm NOT a good unsewer ... Finally I talked myself into removing the TOO WIDE binding, trimming it and back on the quilt it went.
a peek at THE project for McCalls... coming in the fall to your mail box!
Does this ever happen to you????
One of my fellow Radio Show hosts, Louise Masin Sattler, has a show called Learning and Laughter with Louise. It is live at 9am EST Wed morning.
Today her topic is so GOOD that I want all of you to listen in (or listen afterward if you can't listen live). Here is the info Louise sent to me
**My topic today is an "online job fair" live with these companies at Wed 9am EST
CallVRS- He is looking to hire qualified interpreters and office staff country wide. Interpreters need to know American Sign Language (hold certification) and better yet, if they speak more than English. Debbie Lesser will represent CallVRS which has both video interpreting and remote video (for physicians, as an example).
Motherhood Incorporated. - Sandra Beck with be hiring people for real technical jobs (such as IT, editing, etc.) She too is hiring women who want to work from the home with corporations nationwide.
Nannies4Hire- many of us know Candi Wingate and her great company. They hire nannies and elder care. Also, this company is good info for those looking to hire a nanny so they can return or enter the workforce themselves
Louise's Website is - http://www.signingfamilies.com/
I'm so excited to start sharing with you the shows my co-hosts are producing!!
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And the Bunnies? Found on Roseann's blog and I just HAD to share.. are these GOOFY OR WHAT?