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Building Up

The best way for me to enjoy limoncello is like this:


As the tag says, I love limoncello. I do. Limoncello goes down very easy. This seam ripper is the best way to enjoy this delightful lemony adult beverage.

20170325_084104This delightfully named, and brightly colored seam ripper is made by Shelley. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook and on her blog. All of which will take you to places to purchase these well balanced seam rippers, complete with stiletto.

Apparently I have a bit of a hand crafted seam ripper thing. There’s nothing like a sharp, well balanced seam ripper for taking out stuff that I’m not happy with. 20170325_084043

I figure if I’m going to have to take out icky stitching having something pretty, and inspiring to work with is a good idea.


I’m know for saying, and for sharing photos of taking out quilting, or pieced seams. On the last pieced quilt I stitched in one unit backwards in several different places, one smack dab in the middle of the quilt. Rather than taking out everything, I took out that unit, and pieced it in the correct direction. The end result is a happy quilter.

So knowing that I like a good seam ripper, and that there are some really pretty, well balanced, and sharp ones available makes this quilter a wee bit giddy. In the next week or so I’m going to share with you a new tool by BERNINA Ambassador Kari Carr.

"Twilight in the Bronx"
Twilight in the Bronx, Twice quilted, wonky and gorgeous

Y’all know that I think about things a lot. Right now I’m thinking about seam rippers. Because character. Sometimes it’s important to take things out. Sometimes not so much. Using my seam ripper more when the work is for someone else. When the work is for me, I’m a lot more lenient. Doing good work is important to me, however there are times when doing good work interferes with great joy. Embracing the joy builds in the character to whatever I’m working on.
I’ve talked about this quilt more than once. I think I’m going to reprise the conversation.

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Happy Quilting,


1 thought on “Building Up”

  1. I love my handcrafted seam rippers. I have several wood ones, but my favorite is a solid red one.

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