Sunday, 14 October 2012

Don't Diss the Quilting Gods

Step away from the machine...put the cutter down.  That's what the quilting gods were saying to me this weekend.  Yesterday was a bad quilting day.  I had the idea that I would make progress on my Mouthy Stitches reversible tote, which is due to be posted to my partner in a week's time. The quilting gods had other ideas.


I should have stopped when I went to pick up my ruler and hera marker to mark the quilting lines and picked up my ruler and rotary cutter.  Sadly I caught myself just in time and it was another painful hour or so before the tote front was mullered. I quilted it to death and then some.  Too much to unpick and so I'm back to Square 1.


To avoid a bad case of cabin fever, Zaki and I went to our old favourite today - The Majorelle Gardens.  I have blogged about this place many times but despite the fact that it gets busier every time we visit, it has the world's most expensive cafe and is in danger of losing some of its charm there is still some to be found.


The book shop has a beautiful painted ceiling but any attempt to capture it is squashed by the attendants at the gardens.  Why?  Here is a glimpse through the window.


Well I hope to have some significant progress to share soon!  Don't mess with the swap mamas either - they are in their own way a little like quilting gods.


Hope you have had a great weekend.

16 comments:

sew.darn.quilt said...

Yes, sometimes one must heed the quilting gods and s.l.o.w.l.y. walk away! :)

Nicole said...

Wishing you better quilting times, Annabella!

Liz DandeliondD said...

Very good advice.
but err... we still need a pic of the quilted to death aborted project! it's the rules it is ;0)

What a beautiful place to visit.

Susan Standen said...

I bet it looks fab and you are being over critical. And I have been likened to lots of things before but not to a deity. Cool!

Rebecca Lynne said...

I'm with Susan - I am sure we would all still love it. HOWEVER, I do know what you mean about respecting the quilting gods...sometimes it just isn't worth the angst. Way to follow your gut. Beautiful garden - if I lived around there I'd want to collect myself there too!

Toni said...

That's a bummer. But at least you got some cute pics of Zaki! Hope your next sewing session is less stressful!

Kelly said...

Show us the tote! Although I agree that picking up the rotary cutter may have been an early warning sign ;-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Trust your instincts....quilt at your own peril! LOL! Good luck for the next sewing session!

Flying Blind... said...

Is there such thing as over-quilting a bag!?! I think you should re-evaluate, or send to me for a decision!

Leanne said...

You know I love a huge lot of quilting, maybe I am your partner and it will be wonderful? I am glad you enjoyed some time out, sometimes that is best.

Mary said...

Oh dear! Wishing you better luck with the next quilting session.

Kris said...

Some days it's just not meant to be. Loved the photos of the gardens you shared. I think some of the charm from places like that is just that they are and that we think of them right after someone like the Quilting Gods has dissed us! A welcome relief despite all the negatives!

Jenelle said...

This looks like such a beautiful place to explore! Sometimes it's good to just walk away and live to sew another day. ;)

Catherine said...

Aw, what a lovely bright little face - that would cheer up no end of quilting disasters.

Cindy said...

Oh man I had the same kind of quilty day on Sunday. The gods were upset with me for some reason. Here's hoping they're looking somewhere else this afternoon as I really need to finish off my tote too!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh man, hate it when the gods curse you like that!