You may think at first glance that this photo is the same one I showed yesterday, of my All Wrapped Up quilt. Nope. I discovered when my side borders didn't fit that I had left out three 2 1/2 inch lattice strips that go under the top three rows of presents. Argh. It seemed like such a random pattern direction, to add in those three strips, but there you are. Read the directions.
I wasted a nap time sewing session (I sew while my granddaughter naps) enthusiastically using my seam ripper. Actually I use my rotary cutter to rip out long seams. It is an acquired skill, and I am pretty good at it. Lots of practice, lol. I would love to show you how I do it, but I would need three hands, one to hold the camera and two to do the ripping. One of these days maybe I can get a family member to take pictures or a video while I show you how to rip out seams with a rotary cutter. It is a great method, very fast, and I have never accidently ruined my fabric by ripping it instead of the seam.
At any rate, it was a zen like sewing break. Me ripping away, then re-sewing all those seams. It was ok. It just feels so good to be up in my sewing room that I don't really care what I am doing!
So, here is a little tip for you all. Maybe someone can benefit from it sometime when they have a gazillion little threads to pick out.
For me, after the disappointment that I have sewed something and now have to rip it out wraps around my brain, I know I am going to have to deal with all those nasty little threads in the seam line. I have found that if I use a pair of tweezers to pull out those teensy thread bits the process goes much much faster. Try it! You zoom along that seam line pulling out those little buggers, and it is oddly satisfying.