Feb 8, 2016

Not every case is the same

Point in case...
case in point...
 
 
This fricking little piece that I planned to offer in a giveaway, has been like a finger poke in the eye.  My first needlecase came out so nice, no closure needed, soft yet firm, four pages inside.  My second attempt, this little impostor, has been three days of complete frustration and more new cuss words.  I am the leader in creation of compound word obscenities.  Usually I string three or four together.  While I was working on it with bleeding fingers, the mail came.  Pom poms.  A sign from God.  Rip that sucker apart and pom it!  Any seam allowance left?  I'll find out tonight.
 
 
This is the inside with a red wool heart flap and a red square on the back, two pages of soft thick wool, nice fabric.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's the option for salvation.  I ordered petite and baby pom poms.  This red is the petite, which has a smaller and flatter pom on a looser and flatter flange, much easier to sew into a seam. 
The brown is the baby with the shorter and thicker flange, bigger poms.  I've not worked with these simple and innocent looking little bastards, but I plan on using my new vocabulary.  The petite can be sewn right up to the edge but I think the baby will show the edge of the flange.  I don't know this but will soon find out.  After these last three days, I'm going into the sewing room with a helmet, just in case something I throw ricochets.
 
Does anyone really want this after all it's been through?  Well.....if it survives.  If not, I'll think of something else. 
 
Happened to see The Green Mile again while channel surfing.  Just a powerfully moving movie.  Even though I have watched it many times, once the tears start they don't stop.  Michael Clarke Duncan's performance was so amazing and his death was a great loss.
 
Time to eat dinner and then search for a helmet.
 
Have a nice week!
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Your comic relief brightens my day.

Good luck in the sewing room.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Marly, you are a star! You make me laugh out loud, really! Bless you. The needlecase will turn out great.

Rugs and Pugs said...

However you finish it, it will be perfect!!!
*&#^$%@*** (You're not the only one who can string them together.)
Hugs :)
Lauren

Janet said...

So love your sense of humor ....Jan a fan ....from Kingston, ON, Canada

TheCrankyCrow said...

I beg to differ...on several accounts. (1) What the HELL is wrong with the needlecase finish you are showing us? It looks perfect to me??? I know I'm overdue for my eye exam and new glasses, but really? What am I missing here? (2) If you must, for some unknown reason, rip that puppy apart, either pom pom finish would be darling also. Hmmmm...every time I've done one, I've hand stitched it on after I've made the tuck and stuffed it. Are you telling me that isn't how it is supposed to be done? EEEEk.... Pass the helmet.... and (3) I challenge you to an obscenity-stringing contest....I do believe I still hold the title. ;o) Oh...and YES....I would love that lil' piece no matter WHAT you did to it (well, other than burn it perhaps....) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

gracie said...

I think it is just right and would proudly use it

CathieJ said...

Oh I hate when things don't work out in the sewing/stitching room. I don't cuss (I leave that vice to my Hubby), but I do pout and often turn my back on things for a few days. Throwing items sometimes happens though.

Margaret said...

You're so funny -- did you need your helmet? :D I think you are too much of a perfectionist. Both needlecases look fine to me. And I'm sure you'll have many takers on any needlecase on offer too!

Ms Peppercorn said...

I only recently found you and so glad I did. Loved this post!!

Truus said...

Hope you finished it by now without throwing things around.
Love both of them!
Have a wonderful day
Greetings Truus from Holland

Joan said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I like it the way it is - without the overly fussy pom-poms. But, if you really think it needs them, then I hope you and your sewing room survive.

I am watching it snow as I type this, and am thinking that the groundhog in Puxatawney is in his burrow, chuckling away, and thinking APRIL FOOLS.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, it's perfect, nothing wrong.... Weather has been crappy here, bring on Spring...Blessings Francine.

Carol said...

I don't know, Marly--maybe I need new glasses, but both the inside and out look great to me. Really love the little heart inside.

Hope you're enjoying the white stuff today :( We were only supposed to get an inch, but it looks like it will be more if it keeps snowing like this.

Good luck with the pompoms!

Theresa said...

Even with the bleeding fingers this is lovely. Would love to see a picture of you
With that helmet on if you find it. Lol. Good luck with the pom poms.

Kelly said...

Great story, I think it makes a lovely #@*%& needle case

capecodgirl565 said...

I hate to say it but you are at your most entertaining when things aren't going your way! I look forward to a good laugh every time I check out your blog. I think your work looks great so far...I would be thrilled with it!

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting. I welcome your comments, help, ideas, and thoughts....or just a hello!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...