Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pulling out some Turtle Trot Pieces Disaster on Bobcat Kittens

Good afternoon! I said in my last post I was going to work on some TT pieces after being obsessed with the Bobcats for 2 months! I am happy with the progress I made the last two days on this piece which is also my YOTA piece. I needed to stitch on it in Oct. since the deal is to stitch a little each month and Oct. is coming to an end. I will start working on Strengthen me when I get off the computer here. ((Count Your Blessings is a piece I can only handle a couple of days at a time then have to do something else. Even though I do like the piece and am happy with the progress I am making.

Disaster hit my Bobcat Kittens. I am so upset. I washed and ironed them fine. Saw some creases from the hoop and decided to rewash them. Fatal mistake! I didn't realize there was spaghetti sauce in the sink and didn't even see it. I always clean the sink out. The next morning I went to retrieve the piece and to my horror there was spaghetti sauce marks all over the piece. So I soaked and soaked, and soaked, and scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed. Made another big mistake in desperation decided to try to put it in the washing machine! It only faded the marks, but did little else. Not only that it frayed the piece! I may tomorrow retry the stain remover and take a tooth brush after it. I just can't today. I did let the lady at Love Quilts know what happened and if all else fails I'll mail it to her as is and she will see what she can do it. In over 30 years of stitching I never had that happen to me before! Those Bobcats took 2 months and over 120 hours. There is no time for me to redo them or ask anyone else to do it. So if they are not saveable then the quilt will be without them. I'm not a happy camper and have crucified myself mentally over and over again!

Last night my brother called me just before midnight saying the ambulance was taking our mom to the hospital. They thought she had a stroke. He found her slumped over in her chair and unresponsive. She's doing okay today, they are running tests on her to see what happened. She may go home in next day or two.

Well....until next time....Happy Stitching! If anyone has an idea how to save those Bobcat Kittens please let me know!


Pull the other thread said...

Oh my goodness you poor thing. I hope your mother is feeling better very soon and they get to the bottom of what happened.

So sorry to hear what happened with the Bobcats, do try not to be too hard on yourself we all do things like that sooner or later. Hopefully you will manage to get the stains out.

Love your progress on Count Your Blessings.

rosey175 said...

Oh no! I had an issue with bleeding floss on one of my projects that I very very super carefully tapped with diluted bleach and a q-tip managed to get out. This may work on yours (though I don't recommend it if the sauce is on the kittens!) if all else fails! It can be so frustrating having this happen but I was grateful it was at least on white fabric. Wishing you luck! :)

stitcherw said...

How scary on your mom, I do hope she is doing better now and they were able to find out what caused it and hopefully it was something treatable. How frustrating on the little bobcats too, after so much work to have to have that happen. Hopefully the stains continue to fade and it is usable for the quilt, they are just so cute!!!