Sometimes, things just don’t go as smoothly as one would like. Actually, most times. I often remind myself that if I am not picking out stitches, it is only because I am not sewing enough. It’s really just a matter of statistics- if you sew a lot, you pick a lot. Kinda like the Babe at home plate. Just sayin’.
Pardon my finger. Anyway, I really love Aurifil thread. It sews beautifully. It is strong and thin. A bobbin wound with it will last longer than you can predict. However, I have to say that when the spool starts to get this low and is in a horizontal position on my machine, I start to get a bit on the agitated side. This is why…
I am not sure if you can really see what this picture is depicting, but as soon as I say it, you will know exactly what I am talking about. The needle is un-threaded. This is because that skinny Aurifil spool messes up the thread tension, and unless you remember to pull some excess thread through the needle every time you start to sew, I promise you, it will come un-threaded. (I don’t even think un-threaded is a real word, but I couldn’t care less. So there.)
Ahhh, the joy of 3 1/4″ square fatigue. I will let you find the mistake. May as well have flashing neon lights if you ask me, but it may not be super obvious at first. Moments like this are the reason I listen to calming instrumental versions of my favorite songs. I was enjoying some fabulous Nat King Cole at this particular moment and found myself singing “Unacceptable, that’s what you are…”
As I have mentioned in previous posts, why make a mistake once when you can do it repeatedly? This is why quilters cuss. This is also why I have started listening to hymns and other favorite Christian artists while piecing (450) 3 1/4″ squares. Just to help me remember who I am.