Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

    I was struggling to hand sew the opening of this chair cushion cover. The pillow form is puffy and wants to pull the seam allowance open. I was giving myself hand cramps trying to pinch the pieces together while sewing. So laid the dang thing down and sat back to give my hands a rest.
    "Hmm. Ya know, it would be handy to have something to pinch that seam together while I sew it." I thought.

    DUH!

    Santa put a box of those snazzy red Clover Wonder Clips in my stocking this year! Lookie there! They were just sitting there on the shelf looking over my shoulder saying "Hey! We could help you with that if you'd just remember we are up here!"

    This is going to go A LOT faster now.

    Some days ....
    Be who you are and say what you feel
    because those who mind don't matter,
    and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

    http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

    #2
    Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

    Love those little red clover clips too. Got a box for Christmas and just ordered another.
    sigpic

    Comment


      #3
      Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

      I had that same thought when I was clipping something together while I was sewing this weekend with a large binder clip. "There has to be something better" as I looked up and saw my box of red clover clips.
      K is for Karen 😊​..................
      Cremation - My last hope for a smokin' hot body.


      Before you speak,
      T - is it TRUE?
      H - is it HELPFUL?
      I - is it INSPIRING?
      N - is it NECESSARY?
      K - is it KIND?

      Comment


        #4
        Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

        Those clips are a very clever invention! I'm glad you remembered you have them!
        pat.

        No rain....no rainbows!


        sigpic

        If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

        Comment


          #5
          Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

          Ha, ha, ha. Your thread title had me proper chuckling, lol.
          I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
          Lorraine

          Comment


            #6
            Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

            Comment


              #7
              Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

              I used them for holding the binding on my sister's quilt and loved them. I guess I just haven't had them long enough for them to be one of my Go-To solutions for things.

              Yes Sandy, that was me you heard bouncing out of the back of the truck! Thankfully I don't do it as often as I did when I was younger. Besides, if you do it right, you can stick the landing and make it look like a proper dismount, and that you meant to get off right there all along. I think Buzz Lightyear called it "falling with style"!

              Back to stitching now that I ran by the school to put homework & Monday Mail in the kids' back packs. A notice went home about another case of head lice in the class room! Eewww! Time to get out the livestock dip!

              I love you guys and that you can enjoy my sense of humor about how things happen in the sewing room!
              Hugs, C
              Be who you are and say what you feel
              because those who mind don't matter,
              and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

              http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

              Comment


                #8
                Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

                I just used some wonder clips to kit up fabric strips for a class I'm taking next week. It's a wonder that I thought to use them.
                *~* Myrna *~*
                *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

                Comment


                  #9
                  Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

                  Originally posted by toggpine View Post
                  I was struggling to hand sew the opening of this chair cushion cover. The pillow form is puffy and wants to pull the seam allowance open. I was giving myself hand cramps trying to pinch the pieces together while sewing. So laid the dang thing down and sat back to give my hands a rest.
                  "Hmm. Ya know, it would be handy to have something to pinch that seam together while I sew it." I thought.
                  DUH!

                  Santa put a box of those snazzy red Clover Wonder Clips in my stocking this year! Lookie there! They were just sitting there on the shelf looking over my shoulder saying "Hey! We could help you with that if you'd just remember we are up here!"

                  This is going to go A LOT faster now.

                  Some days ....
                  Don't you love those wonderful "DUH" moments? The older I get the more DUH moments I seem to have... (Sigh)


                  Sandy from Cincinnati


                  AKA Kermit

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

                    We all have those moments. For me they are called blonde moments...yes we really do have them. (ask Karen, lol)
                    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                    Marilyn......
                    sigpic

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

                      How about silver moments.....haven't seen hair color in years now!!!!!

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

                        Hahaha! Loved this thread. I did a very similar thing!
                        Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
                        Maya Angelou

                        ~Megan~

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Re: I just fell off the Turnip Truck!

                          I think we all have! Did you see Meli's post about her bent needle?

                          It is good to share these "moments" so we don't forget to have fun with this hobby!
                          Be who you are and say what you feel
                          because those who mind don't matter,
                          and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

                          http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X