Sunday, April 1, 2012

Can You Say Frustrated?

I have been sewing clothes and following patterns for 45 years.  Yeah.  A very long time.  So, why is it that I am running into snags with my current sewing project?  Is it because the pattern is poorly written?  (Nope.)  Is it because the instructions are incorrect?  (That's what I thought it must be for a long time.)  Or, is it because I think I know everything and don't read the instructions thoroughly?  AH-HA!  That would be it.  The first snag was because I did not take the time to read the pattern instructions thoroughly...which resulted in me redoing most of what was done.  Another snag was hit when I asked someone for a measurement and was given a number that I should have known was not correct.  I am trying to finish up what should have been a very simple sewing project for me.  I still have a few hours left.  I am more than a bit frustrated.  I just hope that - in the end - it's worth it.  That the article fits properly and that it is loved by the recipient.

Here's a sneak peek...

Though I didn't get as much done this past week as I had hoped, I did manage to finish a block for my hand-pieced quiltalong!  YAY for me!

For those of you who are wondering how my knitting is going (I know there is at least one of you out there!), I am on the second heel-less sock and it's going great!

This weekend is all but over...another work week ahead.  Hope this one is easier...last week wore me out!

Have a good week!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."    Jeremiah 29:11


Farm Girl said...

Wow and I thought I was the only one that happened too. I have some patterns that I read over and over.
Your other things look really nice.
Hey, I am interested in how your socks are coming along.
I can't wait to see how they look.

WoolenSails said...

I actually read instructions after trying 3 times to get a block right, sure made a difference, lol. Now I am planning a quilt and making sure I have the colors and pattern right, before I start putting it together;)


moosecraft said...

I can hardly wait to see the whole robe... sneak peeks are such a tease! Here's to a work week that's easier than last week. I hope you at least have Good Friday off? I do... :-)

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

i hope it all worked out. your hand pieced block looks great :) I'm hoping you have a better work week.

Anonymous said...

Now that this is April and I was reading this blog about getting things done and being frustrated, I remembered I have a project to do before May 3 for Riley's birthday!!
I have the dinosaur fleece material for his blanket and pillow he wanted gramma to make!!! Joyce

Anonymous said...

Umm, raising my hand to join Jacque's club.. long time seamstress and know it all who has to pick out due to impatience and not reading thoroughly...