I am sewing with a fury today and for the next 2 weeks, as I am trying to get ready for a boutique I am doing at the end of April. I’ve got bibs, burp cloths, aprons, and diaper pads all over my sewing room floor.


To get started, I plug in the sewing machine, thread the needle (up, down, up, down, and through), then begin. I stitch a line of fabric, then the next, then CHOKE. My little bitty bobbin is out of thread. Of course, midway through my project and Wham! I have to then re-thread the bobbin and un-pick my 2 lines of stitched fabric. There must be clean lines if it is to sell. Ugh! I have had it with un-picking thread out of the fabric I just sewed.

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So, because I am frustrated from un-picking thread for the zillionth time, I am dedicating this post to Pet Peeves. Here are the Top Ten Pet Peeves in my crafting world:

1- Un-picking thread: yet the tool is a life saver.
2- Re-threading bobbins: I need never-ending thread.
3- Getting burnt from hot glue: I didn’t have ice water nearby.
4- Cutting into fabric and not seeing that it was folded in half and shouldn’t have been.
5- Getting stuck with pins, I don’t know how many times: especially when you try something on that is pinned together, ouch!
6- Patch quilts coming out uneven: yeah, it’s meant to look like that.
7- Having to stretch the fabric to death just to get it to match up with the next line.
8- Licking the thread over and over again just to get it through the teeny tiny needle hole.
9- Measure ribbon, cut ribbon, and somehow ribbon still doesn’t make it to the end of the fabric.
10- Sewing with two different colors of blue thread, one on top and one on bottom, and not know it until after: can’t have that, too noticable, unpicking again!

I hope you have not found yourself victim to one of my Pet Peeves. Good luck with all your sewing and crafting adventures, and watch out for the pointy pins!