Monday, May 07, 2007

One of these things is not like the other ... One of these things just doesn't belong

Honestly, a person should know when that person is agitated about 'things' that the person should NOT be doing tasks that require a great amount of thinking, or any amount of reverse visualizing, or anything that requires the person to think backwards or upside down. Can you spot the 'task that I should not have been doing'? Each of those strips of dogsteeth are oriented the way they should be -- dark to the outside, but one is totally wrong! Darn it.

So, back to the drawing board, and this time I had to redraw the length of dogteeth by hand -- I sure didn't want to rip out those little stitches.

Making those dogteeth became a little tedious, especially after my error (if you can find it), so I decided to cheer ME up, and found this little bear to put into my "Star in the Forest" (earlier post) ... Isn't he darling? He was part of a group of scary bears I had wanted to include in an "I Spy" but the bears ended up giving ME nightmares, so out came the bears. I'm so glad, because this little guy is JUST the right thing to light up my spirits.

A quasi solution to a non-thinking day ...

9 comments:

Su Bee said...

Oh dear.....couldn't you unsew the end pieces, flip it over and sew on new ends?
On the other hand - a real good excuse for a real nice glass of wine - white zin?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh dear, those dog's teeth look far to much like hard work and I can't think of a way to fix them easily other than hide them in the fix it later bin! Tracey

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

How frustrating to do so much of such fiddly work before realizing a mistake. But it does look like you could just take off the ends as Su Bee suggests. Alternatively, you could save it and make a new quilt with the dogtooth border facing the other way :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

The bear is a perfect, whimsical character in a serious play! Great idea to put him there. And - I have an extra border that I am contemplating using as part of a bag - or a couch pillow - perhaps you could recycle yours into something interesting too rather than ripping?

Cheers!

Evelyn

atet said...

Love the bear! And I have to agree with the glass of wine and non-taxing book solution!

YankeeQuilter said...

Thsoe are the days I like to work on crumb blocks! Hope is goes better next time around...

sMC said...

me thinks you are a perfectionist...... very hard on yourself !!! I just love your quilts and your blog I would like to put you on my list.... thanks for visiting mine and saying nice things about me.... aubirdwoman

Connie said...

I'm sure I am not up to the challenge of that pattern because I generally tend to simple things, but I love to see the work of others...and you are that brave soul. It's going to be lovely and I hope you don't have too much stress over solving your little mistake! Looks like you have found one perfectly good way to at least ponder it. In fact, I could be tempted to come ponder with you...

Patti said...

One of those days that you wonder why you got up, huh? Not the right day to do something like this. But if you are like me you keep plugging away refusing to admit defect. I THINK I can see your mistake, but I'm not completely sure. Can you call it a design decision? - a deliberate mistake?- an exercise of artistic license? Isn't it a case where if you turn it upside down and just take off the two outside pieces you can fix it?

I know you'll do what is right for this quilt - your quilts are always beautiful.