Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rules...To Follow or Not To Follow!

Rules rule.  Do they?  Or, not?  I am one to follow rules...pretty much, anyway.  It's probably my Catholic upbringing...the guilt of not following them...~sigh~

There are rules everywhere we go.  I remember, as a child, waiting to grow up so I didn't have to follow rules.  What a shock it was to find out that the rules only multiplied as I aged.  

Rules for work.
Rules for driving.
Rules when out in public (as opposed to doing whatever you want in the privacy of your home).
Rules for everything one does.  Every.  Single.  Thing.

Do this, don't do that.

Etiquette.  Common Sense.

There are even rules for quilting!  Wow...really?  ohyeah...for sure.

1.  Sew quarter inch seams.
2.  Press, press, press.  And, please, press some more.
3.  Always cover the blade on your rotary cutter.
4.  Pin.  Everything.
5.  About those pins...remove them, don't sew over them.

To name a few.

Do I follow those rules?  Of course! 


1.  If my fabric was not accurately cut, it is sometimes necessary to fudge that quarter inch seam.

2.  Depending on what I am working on, I sometimes finger press. 

3.  I always cover the blade on my cutter.  Unless I forget.  Or, am distracted.  But, I did learn early on that it takes just a touch of the blade to lay your finger open.  Blood on your fabric is not a good thing.  (hydrogen peroxide works well for quick removal)

4.  I do not pin everything.  If my quarter inch seams are accurate, it is not always necessary.

5.  I mostly remove my pins when I get to them.  Mostly.

How about you?   What 'rules' do you have difficulty following? 

And, the photo of the day.  Fresh fruit with fruit dip...
(Mix together 7 oz. marshmallow fluff and 8 oz. philadelphia cream cheese softened).  Chill.  Serve with your favorite fruits.)

 Have a great day!

"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


Kim said...

Haha, I love the way you follow the rules.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

I'm a rule breaker. Rarely pin. Have fudged 1/4 in. seam allowance. and many more. Your fruit looks yummy!

Cathy said...

Such a good rule follower! Love your fruit and dip! Yummy

kks said...

ha! it's always fun to break the rules!! the fruit looks great! (i became addicted to mangos when i was in mexico...)

WoolenSails said...

I am anti rule, lol.


moosecraft said...

Mmmm... fresh fruit!!! That's a good thing about Summer! :-)

I start out trying to follow every single little rule (because I assume there is always a "right way")... and then I keep what works for me and fudge the rest of those rules! lol!

Some of our most useful inventions were born from rule breakers! ;-)