Monday, February 21, 2011

Scissor girl strikes again!

You would think I had learned my lesson after the haircutting fiasco, but no... I left out my good sewing scissors.


Fortunately it was just the quilting gloves that got the chop and not the quilt - whew!

Mum called me after it happened and the message went something like this. "Kate dear (very serious tone)... I'm just calling because Sarah has cut off three fingers ... (a pause that seemed way too long at the time while my heart skipped a beat)... from your quilting gloves... (my heart starts beating again as I sigh a massive sigh of relief!)... I just wanted to let you know so you could buy another pair while you're out if you needed to."  Mum... don't scare me like that!

Luckily gloves are cheap and easily replaceable (unlike little fingers), but quilting gloves don't work so well like this! (I feel a little like I'm back in the 80's)


But it takes more than that to stop me from quilting :) Fortunately I found these little thingies for the ends of my fingers in my sewing bag and they work just fine.


By the way, recognise the fabric? I've loved working with it! There's a new pattern brewing and I can't wait to show it to you :)

20 comments:

  1. Sorry Kate but I laughed my head off (or should I say three fingers offf lol)
    Can't wait to see the new pattern :)

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  2. I can just imaging getting a message like that! She has made me smile though, obviously she wants to be just like mum!

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  3. Oh quiltaccidents!!!!!!! Last week I was quilting on the couch, and was sitting on my work after going to the kitchen. I had a half quiltneedle in my foot, completely disappeared. I Had to go to hospital to pick it out.....

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  4. Ha Ha! Funnily enough I do recognise the fabric and I can't wait to see the quilt. Also, the gloves look very professional... are they necessary for a beginner like me? I should also ask what you use them for?! I am guessing when you do the fancy stippling stuff?

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  5. Whew! She didn't cut the Pips! I think you'll need to lock all scissors up for a while, lol.

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  6. Oh Kate, I think it might be time for a scissor talk, with scissor rules. She is a cutie though. I can't wait to see your new pattern, sherbet pips is so cute.

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  7. At least she didn't take the scissors to her hair again. That's too funny! I love that you still found a way to use them :)

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  8. Oh, goodness. That really made me laugh!

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  9. In November I had quite an accident with my rotary cutter, slicing off half a nail and some of the finger underneath. Shortly after I was desperate to quilt, but my finger wa still heavily bandaged, so I cut that finger out of my glove, eased it on, and quilted away!

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  10. Your Mum is the cutest and I really like your remedy for the cut up gloves. I've always been fascinated by scissors. Have lots of them (for one reason or other), some I've bought and some inherited from my Mother.
    Good luck with the scissor talk! teehee ~

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  11. I saw the title of this post and thought "oh no...!" and I was somewhat relieved to see the pictures. Your daughter certainly has a creative streak!

    Your quilt it looking wonderful and I can't wait to see it finished!

    Jennifer :)

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  12. Well..........I am still smiling at this new creation - it does definitely look better than the hair design :) I'm glad you are keeping track of all this - these are the stories that the kids love to hear retold when they get older. Too funny!! BTW - one of my sons was a thread designer - he would walk through the house unravelling thread when I wasn't paying attention - and of course it was the "expensive" thread - not the .99 deal from the department store. I kind of miss finding thread with my toes now!! LOL! Enjoy these moments - they are priceless!

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  13. Fingerless gloves..how rad!!! (that's a term from the 80's right!?!!?)

    First it was a haircut, then it was retro fashion, let's just hope that the third time she doesn't feel the need to assist you with your quilts!!!

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  14. I see curves on that design..... ooooh!! So glad your daughter didn't cut the fabric - it's definitely time for a scissors talk..... ;-)

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  15. hahaha that made me chuckle a little ... no dramatic pauses please when it comes to little kiddies. Reminds me of when I split my head open in America and had to preface my call to mum by saying "first of all I'm fine now" ... Can't wait to see you tomorrow night!!

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  16. hahaha that made me chuckle a little ... no dramatic pauses please when it comes to little kiddies. Reminds me of when I split my head open in America and had to preface my call to mum by saying "first of all I'm fine now" ... Can't wait to see you tomorrow night!!

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  17. Boy oh boy! Al least it wasn't the quilt!!!

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  18. haha! i guess that's one way to solve a problem ;)
    funny little girl!!!

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  19. I can just imagine the scare the start of that message gave you. Whew. Thankfully the only victim was your gloves! Clever fix. ;o)

    I too, was a scissor girl way back when . I remember giving one of my sister's a Cyndi Lauper hairstyle (a decade before she was in vogue) and I also whacked the hair off my mom's only doll from her childhood. Very naughty.

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  20. I've never heard of quilting glove. Although I've only made about five quilts, so I'm not really a fully fledged quilter. What do they do?
    TDM x

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