.... try again, they say. So I did. Remember all my woes over not getting a decent mock piped binding?
Well on Monday Scrappy and I got together and had another go. Actually, Scrappy had one go, and I had four. You wouldn't believe how many different ways I found of getting it wrong, from catching a piece of the piping in the wrong place, to twisting one end like this. Oh, and see all those stitch rippers? They started the day sitting neatly in a little bowl next to Scrappy's sewing machine, but each time I went wrong, I picked one up and moved to the table to unsew, so by the time I'd finished there were none by the machine and 3 rippers and 2 pairs of scissors on the table where I was working.
Finally I did have something that was almost acceptable look, but I'm still not happy with it, so guess what I'm going to do later today?
And here is Scrappy's version, looking all beautiful, elegant and perfect.
Perhaps that saying should be "If at first you don't succeed, give up"?
I also want to say Happy Birthday to my father, who is 90 today. We are going out to lunch today, but I have been told in no uncertain terms, that I was not allowed to organise a birthday cake with candles and all the staff gathered round singing Happy Birthday. Spoilsport! Then on Saturday we are having a family dinner at home.