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#108412 Apr 9, 2014

1. Measure twice, cutonce. Sometimes measure twice cut once, then measure a third time when you're paying attention and cut again (see #2).2. When doing #1, beglad quilting stores seem to have a"stupid allowance" factored into your fabric.3. When in doubt,yeah, change the bobbin.4. If it lookscrooked when you hoop it, it is.5. Do not decide totry to fix #4 half way through the design.6. Even though youKNOW the thread you are supposed to cut is NOT the one coming out of theneedle, you will still do it. More thanonce. Maybe forever.7. Trying to scrimpon 50 cents of solvy on a project you've already spent about $15 and an hour ofyour time on is just stupid (and ineffective) but you will try it at least once.8. Cutting jumpthreads on the fly is all fun and games until you break the needle. And you will break the needle.9. You have to stop playing cut the jump thread whenyou run out of extra needles.10. Always buy lotsof extra needles.11. Almost anymistake you make can be corrected if you do not panic. If you do panic, however, you will make ittwice as bad. At a minimum.12. A complex design is challenging the first 3 timesyou stitch it, enjoyable the next 3 times, and becoming boring the 10thtime. By the 15th time, you question thesanity of anybody who would actually think making 21 hot pink beach towels in less than two weeks wasa good idea.13. As soon as youfinish a massive project, you forget #12 and only remember how well it all cameout. This is why you are doomed torepeat #12 in perpetuity.14. Respect the megahoop. If you do, things will gofabulously. If you don't, well, it willremind you who's in charge.15. Set the alarm on the clock in the sewing roomif you don't want your husband to come home for working and find you in there,still in PJs, quilting, stitching, etc.16. Be sure the clockin the sewing room has "sprung forward" or #15 is not gonna work outtoo well.17. You will suddenlybecome very popular if people see anything you've made with your Bernina. Everybody will want to know "when youare taking orders."18. You will nameyour Bernina. You will talk to yourBernina. People will notice. Do not tell them it talks back, even thoughwe all know it does.19. Always check yourpattern. Always check your colors. And definitely always check your SPELLING.20. There will alwaysbe something you wish you had done better or differently. Focus instead on the smiles on the face ofthe person you give your finished piece to.They never notice the flaws you think you see. (Mantra:A finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt.)Washing the pink insanity now and then back to a quilt. I'm ready to switch gears again!Laurel







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#108413 Apr 9, 2014

ROFLOL! Thanks for sharing what you've learned.

Kari~

The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemedwere it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts thecommonest. - Martin LutherOn 4/9/2014 11:09 AM,laureltn@... wrote:

...12.. .A complex design is challenging thefirst 3 timesyou stitch it, enjoyable the next 3 times, and becoming boringthe 10thtime.. By the 15th time, you question thesanity of anybody who would actually think making 21 hot pinkbeach towels in less than two weeks wasa good idea..13.. As soon as youfinish a massive project, you forget #12 and only remember howwell it all cameout.. This is why you are doomed torepeat #12 in perpetuity



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#108414 Apr 9, 2014

Love all the #s. Very clever. Will keep all in mind.Corinne



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#108415 Apr 9, 2014

In regards to number 8-Sometimes this results in sewing they your finger. Ask me how I know. My husband had to pull the needle out thru the tip of my index finger last week for me. REALLY HURT!

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1. Measure twice, cutonce. Sometimes measure twice cut once, then measure a third time when you're paying attention and cut again (see #2).2. When doing #1, beglad quilting stores seem to have a"stupid allowance" factored into your fabric.3. When in doubt,yeah, change the bobbin.4. If it lookscrooked when you hoop it, it is.5. Do not decide totry to fix #4 half way through the design.6. Even though youKNOW the thread you are supposed to cut is NOT the one coming out of theneedle, you will still do it. More thanonce. Maybe forever.7. Trying to scrimpon 50 cents of solvy on a project you've already spent about $15 and an hour ofyour time on is just stupid (and ineffective) but you will try it at least once.8. Cutting jumpthreads on the fly is all fun and games until you break the needle. And you will break the needle.9. You have to stop playing cut the jump thread whenyou run out of extra needles.10. Always buy lotsof extra needles.11. Almost anymistake you make can be corrected if you do not panic. If you do panic, however, you will make ittwice as bad. At a minimum.12. A complex design is challenging the first 3 timesyou stitch it, enjoyable the next 3 times, and becoming boring the 10thtime. By the 15th time, you question thesanity of anybody who would actually think making 21 hot pink beach towels in less than two weeks wasa good idea.13. As soon as youfinish a massive project, you forget #12 and only remember how well it all cameout. This is why you are doomed torepeat #12 in perpetuity.14. Respect the megahoop. If you do, things will gofabulously. If you don't, well, it willremind you who's in charge.15. Set the alarm on the clock in the sewing roomif you don't want your husband to come home for working and find you in there,still in PJs, quilting, stitching, etc.16. Be sure the clockin the sewing room has "sprung forward" or #15 is not gonna work outtoo well.17. You will suddenlybecome very popular if people see anything you've made with your Bernina. Everybody will want to know "when youare taking orders."18. You will nameyour Bernina. You will talk to yourBernina. People will notice. Do not tell them it talks back, even thoughwe all know it does.19. Always check yourpattern. Always check your colors. And definitely always check your SPELLING.20. There will alwaysbe something you wish you had done better or differently. Focus instead on the smiles on the face ofthe person you give your finished piece to.They never notice the flaws you think you see. (Mantra:A finished quilt is better than a perfect quilt.)Washing the pink insanity now and then back to a quilt. I'm ready to switch gears again!Laurel







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#108417 Apr 9, 2014

.LOL! Loved readingyourpost!!

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#108418 Apr 9, 2014

OUCH on the finger. I did leave a trench in the end of my index finger when doing a binding (all the more reason not to machine bind, right?) but thankfully pulled it out of harm's way before it was completely impaled.

About to post pictures of the pink insanity towels. I had to wash them to get the stabilizer off the backs (stabilizer at the beach -- oh, that would have been a real treat, eh?) I've pressed them and contemplated for about four seconds taking a razor to them (sanity prevailed) so it is what it is. I couldn't afford to buy plush towels so the loops after washing are covering more of the embroidery than I would like (well, I would like it not to cover ANY, thank you very much). Hopefully they won't all be turning their heads sideways and saying, "It take lonc tim -- what the heck, Laurel?!?" (yes, I know RE-READ #20)Just in case it doesn't show up, it says:

VHS Girls ReunionSiesta Key 2014It Takes a Long Time to Grow an Old Friend(yeah, we're old but we're fun)Laurel



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#108419 Apr 9, 2014

They look awesome!

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OUCH on the finger. I did leave a trench in the end of my index finger when doing a binding (all the more reason not to machine bind, right?) but thankfully pulled it out of harm's way before it was completely impaled.About to post pictures of the pink insanity towels. I had to wash them to get the stabilizer off the backs (stabilizer at the beach -- oh, that would have been a real treat, eh?) I've pressed them and contemplated for about four seconds taking a razor to them (sanity prevailed) so it is what it is. I couldn't afford to buy plush towels so the loops after washing are covering more of the embroidery than I would like (well, I would like it not to cover ANY, thank you very much). Hopefully they won't all be turning their heads sideways and saying, "It take lonc tim -- what the heck, Laurel?!?" (yes, I know RE-READ #20)Just in case it doesn't show up, it says:

VHS Girls ReunionSiesta Key 2014It Takes a Long Time to Grow an Old Friend(yeah, we're old but we're fun)Laurel







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#108420 Apr 10, 2014

No one ever said you took things slowly, but I do believe you even broke your own record when you started sewing..oh, five weeks ago?Absolutely gorgeous.. Flawless.. The original .Bernice. is definitely smiling.Jean From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com [mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of laureltn@...Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 4:17 PMTo: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.comSubject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: 20 things I learned in the first 40 days with Bernice (My 730e)



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#108421 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel,

I think they look wonderful! And I salute you for doing so great in just 40 days! I think it took me two years to get the courage to try embroidering on terry. Way to go, girl! Smaller lettering is difficult on terry. You.ve done really great work!

Lisa, in Alabama





From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com [mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of laureltn@...

Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:17 PM

Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: 20 things I learned in the first 40 days with Bernice (My 730e)

. . . I couldn't afford to buy plush towels so the loops after washing are covering more of the embroidery than I would like (well, I would like it not to cover ANY, thank you very much). Hopefully they won't all be turning their heads sideways and saying, "It take lonc tim -- what the heck, Laurel?!?" (yes, I know RE-READ #20)

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Laurel



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#108422 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel - The towels are awesome! I predict your friends will love them!



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#108424 Apr 10, 2014

Oh, thank you SO MUCH for the positive input. Jean gets all the credit (and all the blame) for shoving me out onto the path of this wonderful journey. I am absolutely in love with things I didn't even know what they were in February. One of the highlights of the morning is the Deal of the Day (and yes, I want to BUY THEM ALL!!).

Shaded 4-patch, Xs and Os baby quilts, Turning 10 (already cut and waiting not so patiently in the dresser) and a customized University of Tennessee game day quilt for my kids lined up and ready. Oh, and an applique quilt for a sweet 2-year-old. And customized table runners for the kids' wedding in June. Oh, and Christmas. JEAN, THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Hello, my name is Laurel and I have this quilting/embroidery/Bernina addiction...)







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#108425 Apr 10, 2014

The girls are going to love their towels! How fun. You put a lot of work into those and they look great!Have fun.Barbara in AR



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#108426 Apr 10, 2014

You.ve only just scratched the surface. Ask me about the cutwork tool for those table runners for the wedding! From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com [mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of laureltn@...Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:10 PMTo: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.comSubject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: 20 things I learned in the first 40 days with Bernice (My 730e)



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#108427 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel, I loved them all, especially the first two. And I clip jump stitches on the fly--maybe I'd better stop?thanks for posting.Laura in Wyoming



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#108429 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel you are hysterical! You pegged everything I did / do!!!!

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Nancy W



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#108430 Apr 10, 2014

Where's my love button!!!!!

.Laurel you are hysterical! You pegged everything I did / do!!!!

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Nancy W



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#108431 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel, Loved 20 things I Learned and loved your towels!! Awesome! Chris b



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#108434 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel this is hysterical and I look to see it posted on the Bernina Blog! :) Good job on the projects too.MG---In 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com, laureltn@...> wrote :

Oh, thank you SO MUCH for the positive input. Jean gets all the credit (and all the blame) for shoving me out (Hello, my name is Laurel and I have this quilting/embroidery/Bernina addiction...)



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#108437 Apr 10, 2014

I feel the same way when I sew with my Bernina

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#108439 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel, I totally agree with Kari's comment. I am going to send those pointers along to some of my buddies, and I know they will love them as well. Thanks for today's giggles....and truths!Peggy in OK







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#108440 Apr 10, 2014

(Hello, my name is Laurel and I have this quilting/embroidery/Bernina addiction...)

Laurel, you are in real trouble now--this is a group of enablers not a rehab group!Peggy in OK



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#108441 Apr 10, 2014

Laurel, I forgot to add this Murphy's Law of Sewing/Embroidery: If something can go wrong, it will....but it won't happen on your test sew out!Peggy in OK



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#108443 Apr 10, 2014

I should post this on my sewing room wall! Thanks for sharing.ConnieB



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#108444 Apr 10, 2014

OMG, lady, you win the trophy for humor!,

Judie

Money spent on items not needed is like stealing from yourself.

Advice from my dad



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#108446 Apr 10, 2014

Aw, gosh, thanks so much, ladies. I am happy to say that I actually had a blast learning ALMOST every one of those things. (Well, the first time the needle broke, it was sort of a combination of a mini heart attack and wetting my pants simultaneously. I thought I'd killed Bernice for a second. Once I remembered to start breathing again, though, I realized it wasn't fatal. Then I called Jean and confessed my crime.)

Oh, and what idiot wants to tackle embroidering one of these FOR EVERYBODY?!? (Yeah, it actually crossed my mind for about two nanoseconds. But not on terry. And definitely not on hot pink.)

I probably will eventually work up my 10 things you show know about your mega hoop. That little critter has a vicious, sadistic sense of humor.L



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#108447 Apr 10, 2014

This is fantastic, I would like to put it on my sewing room wall. Will you please allow me to copy this? I promise I will never sell it, but I might give a copy to a friend who is addicted also.

Maryanne



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#108449 Apr 10, 2014

of course, Maryanne (just tell your friend if they share it to slap my name on it so I can bask in my 43.4 seconds of fame)



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#108453 Apr 10, 2014

For the life of me I cannot seem to send private emails with Yahoo Neo if you want me to use your full name please email me if you can.

Maryanne







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#108454 Apr 10, 2014

Done!Laurel---In 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com, millasandra@...> wrote :

For the life of me I cannot seem to send private emails with Yahoo Neo if you want me to use your full name please email me if you can.

Maryanne


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