Saturday, 5 October 2019

In Sewing News Today...

To be filed under sewing bloopers.  

Vintage Simplicity 6851 is back on the sewing table because I sewed the buttons and buttonholes on the wrong sides. At first, Mama R said she didn't mind because she loves her new robe but when she went to put it on last night it didn't feel right. She wants me to close the buttonholes, move the buttons and then make new buttonholes. It breaks my heart that I made this mistake and that I feel I've ruined this project.   

I did something this morning that I never thought I would do. I left a sewing Facebook page because I just couldn't stand all the negative and insulting political comments. Usually, I'm pretty good at filtering all the rhetoric out but this morning I thought why am I reading this?   

Sewing and talking about sewing is supposed to be my joyful space. If that is what people think is what makes America great, belittling others, (in a sewing group none-the-less) I want no part of it.  
I agree with you on this one.  I'm leaving the group, one that I really enjoyed being a part of, because reading political insults about other countries is not why I joined.  I hope you all have a great weekend and start being kind to each other. 
And this decision was based on the negativity over someone's post over vintage hooks and eyes. Seriously.  Hooks.  And.  Eyes.  But it honestly wasn't this one post or one individual's post. It was a reoccurring occurrence over several posts and posters. I just wanted to be part of a sewing conversation where people would

and encouraging. 

So, talking about kindness, I'm going to take that into the sewing room and work on some charity items on this rainy weekend. I'm going to sew some little boy's pants. Sewing little wee clothes always puts me in a good mood.  

Happy Sewing!


  1. I have been deleting unkind political posts on Facebook, so I understand where you are coming from....

    Hope your sewing gave you peace and made you happy.

    God bless.

  2. I whole heartedly agree. Sewing and quilting blogs are my safe zone away from the politics. I rarely go to facebook any more except to the closed sewing groups I have joined. Sewing and reading about sewing give me such joy. I had to chuckle about the button placement blooper. I did this on a shirt for my husband, even the pocket was on the wrong side.....hopeful he wouldn't notice....who was I kidding....

  3. I'm pretty political, but I choose my spaces to voice that very carefully. And, never, ever on a sewing or quilting site! Those sites and pages are everyone's escape from the clanging reality, and shouldn't be used for anything else. BTW, I can totally relate to your frustration about the buttonholes and buttons. Take heart and remember - it's only fabric, and not a tattoo! Best to you, Corky

  4. I made the same mistake a lot of times. Most of the time because the cloth is upside down and I get confused. So like the said in Spanish erase and new account " borrow y cuenta nueva) which means start all over again like nothing happens. Continue enjoying sewing. Blessings.

    1. Oh I like that quote, I'm going to have to remember this one!


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