Further proof…

That I should NOT be quilting when tired:

I sewed myself right to the quilt.  My husband had to come unpick me (after taking a photo…a true bloggers husband) because I couldn’t unpick myself with my left hand.
P.S.  Now don’t you go being all jealous of my sexy quilting gloves…they are my favorite.

81 Responses to Further proof…

  1. Connie the crafterbug May 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Hahahahaha! That is classic!

  2. Sarah@PingsAndNeedles May 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Bwahaha! I did exactly the same thing last week but no husb to rescue me … I thought I was going to have to gnaw through my arm to escape.

  3. Melissa May 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Oh.. oh that's not funny at all *snicker* I've done that same thing before. If it makes you feel better, I once accidentally locked my infant daughter in the car while wearing a t-shirt that said "Real Geinus" on it. :)

  4. Holly May 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    I super-glued my hand to the kitchen counter once. Exactly the same thing….only different.

  5. Libby May 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Those gloves are HOT!

  6. Pokey May 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm #


  7. NadineC May 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Coffee just came shooting out my nose! Sorry to be laughing at your expense, but that is just too darned funny! Can't say as I've ever sewed myself to my machine, but I've done plenty of OTHER things just as silly :-) Thank goodness hubby was around at the right time!

  8. susan May 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Too funny. Thanks for retaining your sense of humour an posting the photo.

  9. i like orange, too! May 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    That. Is. Awesome. And I can laugh because I've also done it before!

  10. Heartsdesire May 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Very sexy gloves. Sorry you sewed yourself to your quilt, but glad you posted the pic. That is just too funny.

  11. Keep Stitchin' May 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I did that a few weeks ago! Then yesterday I quilted the (folded) top of the quilt into the other stitching and had to rip it out.
    I agree, don't attempt when tired!

  12. Jackie May 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    I have to say that is the first time that I have seen someone sew themselves into a quilt! I have actually pinned myself to one, but never sewed. Looking forward to meeting you in a few day!!

  13. Staci May 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Oh, I have done that so many times! LOL! Good blogger's husband!
    Your quilt is SO CUTE!

  14. Candice May 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Awesome- so true- I sewed my finger to a quilt yesterday too :) And I LOVE those gloves- every pair I try don't work! What brand are they???

  15. Leila May 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    I'm worried now, no husband to come to the rescue…wonder if I should teach my 5 yr old how to use the seam ripper hmmm… maybe not ;-)

  16. Flying Blind... May 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    It must have been like '27 hours' the movie for a moment there!

  17. verobirdie May 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Glad you did not hurt yourself! Once, i did ses through m'y finger, so i was a bit worried when i saw the title, but when i saw the picture, i had to laugh…

  18. Justcallmeblessed May 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    That's' hilarious! At least it was just your sleeve and not your arm!

  19. matate10 May 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    better your sleeve and not your finger! Great photography by hubby BTW.

  20. Helen May 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    (Chuckle!) How far did you stitch before you realised? I'm impressed your hubby knows how to use a seam ripper – how much did he laugh when he saw you?! Although I've never stitched myself to a quilt I've made enough mistakes to know that I should never cut or do fabric maths when I'm tired!

  21. Katy May 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    that's way too funny!

  22. Elsa May 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    hahahaha ~ thanks so much for the laugh!
    when I was a little girl of 5 my Mom showed me how to sew with a needle and thread. I made clothes for my dolls and remember sewing what I was sewing onto my dress or whatever I may be wearing! it would make me cry.
    glad it was only your sleeve ~

  23. Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS May 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    So sorry but that is cute and funny!


  24. Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) May 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Oh no, better your sleeve than skin! My mom did that years ago.

  25. Jo @ a life in lists May 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    That's hilarious! One of the few quilting errors I HAVEN'T made yet :)

  26. Jeanne W. May 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    You are funny! Thanks for the laugh!!

  27. beth lehman May 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    LOVE IT!!

  28. Nancy May 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    You really get into your work! ;^)

  29. Manda May 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Haha! Good job your husband was there to rescue you!

  30. Rossana May 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Great! I made the same thing: I sewed my right glove! I had to cut the glove! Welcome in "The Sewn Gloves Club"!

  31. Merrie May 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Oh this is so funny! I'm glad for your sake that it was just your clothing and not your hand or your arm…like I had happen to me back in 1992 when I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning finishing my sons spider costume for his kindergarten Halloween parade. At 2am, with a loud crunch! the sewing macine stopped and wouldnt budge. It took me at least two minutes to figure out why and also why I couldn't move my hand….the needle had gone completely through bone and I had to unscrew the needle with my free hand, then wake up my poor husband to cut the barb off the needle and then pull it out of my middle finger bone with plyers.
    The tetnus shot did hurt way more than the accident though!

  32. Venus de Hilo May 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Too funny! Thanks for sharing. Haven't done that, but have logged so many other mishaps I now try to stay out of the sewing room during "the error hour" (which is often far longer than an hour, mostly occurs during late afternoon, but is ANY time I am tired and inattentive).

  33. Leigh the sewing diva May 7, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    awesome!! something i've yet to manage, but give me time! lol

  34. Melissa May 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    I am cracking up! By the way, I love your sewing gloves, I bet they are way cheaper than the kind you get from the quilting store too! Looks like it will be another beautiful quilt!

  35. Live a Colorful Life May 7, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Yikes, Merrie's comment just made me cringe. I'm sorry about your sewing escapade. But I sure like the fabric that I see there!

  36. Mari Angeles Iglesias May 7, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Me great grace what has happened. :)
    It was very funny, thanks for sharing.

    Greetings from Granada, Spain, from espiralcaracola.blogspot.com

    PS. I also use gardening gloves for quilting.

  37. J.R. May 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    I stitched through my finger when I was quilting my last one.

  38. Willing Hearts - Busy Hands May 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Too funny! Sure glad it was just your sleeve. You do have cute Atlas gloves for quilting. My husband loves his Atlas gloves. I love my red Fons and Porter quilting gloves, too, and feel empowered when I have them on.
    Mrs. Hearts

  39. Brenda May 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Better your shirt than your finger!

  40. Leslie May 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    i love pictures of real life moments!!! good thing he was there to remove you from your quilt!

  41. Amy May 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Hahahaha! Sounds like something I would do!

    Bravo to your husband for be so helpful! It would of taken my husband an hour to unpick me if I did that. The first 45 minutes would be spent laughing at me followed by 15 minutes figuring out how to unpick me.

  42. Amanda Murphy May 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    It is only a matter of time before this happens to all of us. Luckily your husband was home or you would have had to haul your sewing machine everywhere you went! Thanks for the funny post!

  43. Cathy May 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    That is just hilarious and I have the twin gloves to yours. I don't feel quite silly now!

  44. Kim-A Creative Spirit May 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    I laughed out load… soooo glad there was a pic….

  45. shez May 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Ha Ha thats funny,have a great mothers day

  46. Esch House Quilts May 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    Too funny! I haven't sewed myself to my quilt, but I've done plenty of other goofy things while quilting. Glad you're OK and hubby was able to rescue you :)

  47. Elisa Black May 8, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    That is too funny!! And I laugh with you, not at you, b/c I do klutzy stuff like that all the time. Hope you were able to catch up on your sleep! Happy Mother's Day!

  48. Lucky-1 May 8, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    LOL, that is a true blogger's hubby for sure. Glad it wasn't flesh sewn to the quilt. Blood is hard to remover from fabric….


    P.S. So love your quilting gloves, mine are green ones from the supermarket.

  49. Mary Jo May 8, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    Funny!! I haven't done that one yet – well, probably because I don't have the gloves, or I'm sure I would!

  50. Laurel May 8, 2011 at 1:50 am #

    Thanks for the good laugh. :)

  51. prsd4tim2 May 8, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    LOL. Thanks for sharing. And yes, I've done this, but luckily, it was my left sleeve so I could unpick myself. And I was too embarrassed to tell anyone about it until just now. Thanks for helping us all not feel so bad about the crazy things we've done.

  52. tracy_a May 8, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    Oh dear!

  53. Kristen May 8, 2011 at 3:04 am #

    LOL, you poor child! :) How do you like your quilting foot? I have a 430 and I am indecisive about the purchase. I would love your thoughts on it!

  54. Val Campbell May 8, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    That is hilarious! I've sewed my finger, but never my shirt. Classic!

  55. Crystal Stanworth May 8, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    :o) very awesome! and you obviously have a great husband too!

  56. Christy May 8, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing the "oops" moments. I had one yesterday. I was trying to get a bunch of pieced fabric plus a border to equal a certain length for pillow shams, and I started thinking how proud I was for remembering to subtract the 1/4 inch from each side of the pieced part. Only after cutting the borders, sewing them on, and then coming up 1/2 inch short did I remember that I also should have subtracted 1/4 inch from each side of the BORDER fabric too. Ugh. Glad to know I'm not the only one who does dumb things in the name of quilting.

  57. Ina May 8, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    I would have left the block where it was and said I did it on purpose! ;0

  58. VickiT May 8, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Oh no! How long did your husband laugh at you? Too funny but only because you didn't stitch your arm down too. I'm glad it was only the shirt.

  59. Blue Is Bleu May 8, 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Oh my grief! I clicked on this saying to myself "Please tell me she didn't sew her finger / hand!"

    My husband wouldn't have been able to take a picture or unpick me because he'd be laughing too hard to hold still.

  60. One Shabby Chick May 8, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    too funny :-) And yes, I think I'd be just like Audrie's husband…in fact it took me a while to type this cause I kept laughing – I can totally see myself doing this exact thing :-)

  61. Barb May 8, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Snicker, snort…I've done the same thing while doing hand embroidery–only I attached my skirt to the back of my project ;-D

  62. Kim Apted May 8, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    We've all had moments like that! I've accidentally stitched things to my skirt when hand sewing or basting not once but a *few* times!

    If you're able to reply, I'd love to know which collection that great fabric with the green octagons is?

  63. ~Niki~ May 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Hey, I'm having a giveaway to a quilt shop if you wanna pop by :)
    Happy mother's day!

  64. The Conservationist May 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Hehe…I use bright yellow dishwashing gloves, and I love them…but I never let anyone see me quilting! I like yours though – they look like they'd have better circulation.

  65. nicole May 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    That's almost as bad as when I was cutting fabric and took off part of my sleeve with the rotary cutter. Sigh…at least this was reversible lol!

    Loved the last two posts. Just too funny. Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  66. mujus May 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    :)))) That's hilarious… and cute. Thanks for sharing :)

  67. trudys_person May 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Hahaha! I've done that … also sewn through the tip of the gloves, just missing my finger or thumb … be careful! ;-)

  68. ilovedolly May 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    LOL makes me feel a bit less dumb – last week when tired I sheared off the tip of my finger with the rotary cutter. Sigh. Dumb.

  69. Sew Create It - Jane May 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    LOL That's Funny! Good thing someone was in the house!!

  70. Crystal Hendrix May 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    SO jealous man!! Those babies will be in my dreams tonight!!! LOL LOVE IT!!! Happy Mothers day!

  71. Laura May 9, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    YIKES. Close call. I have sewn through my finger twice. Still don't know how it happened!!! I always though people who have done something like that must not have all thier marbles. Now I know how fast it can happen.

  72. Jenny May 9, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    That is too funny! I would have left the shirt in the machine and gone to bed! :)

  73. The AfterCraft May 9, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    No quilting past 11pm!! Or life decisions!!

  74. Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme May 9, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    Funny! My husband would have done the same, insisting I get a picture for the blog!

  75. a little bit biased May 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Oh that is too funny. I am so glad it wasn't your finger or something. I've heard stories…you had me scared there for a minute. :)

  76. Kristen May 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    That is just plain funny right there I don't care who you are :)

  77. parenting articles May 10, 2011 at 9:29 am #

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  78. Melissa May 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Love it! LOL I did that once hand quilting. My DH was in the hospital and I was hand quilting a small project and he asked me to get him some ice chips, and I went to stand up and my project was sewn on to my pants. Yes, I walked to the room to get ice with it still attached to my leg. ;-)

  79. sonia May 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I'm happy to see that you too make mistakes. I thought it was only me! Thanks for sharing

  80. J. Thomas May 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    That's hilarious! And that's so what my boyfriend would do.

  81. KerryQ May 11, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow, 81 comments! Either people love a good laugh (thank you – I needed it!) or they love knowing that someone who makes gorgeous things (and has a clean house with little kids!) can also be totally human! Very refreshing. I just pulled an all nighter last weekend making my daughter's first communion dress, and finished the sash seconds before leaving for church. It's a real tight ship around here. (Not.)

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