Don’t try this at home, folks

Reason #43 not to leave your sewing project unattended with a 4-year-old in the room.
Good thing I’ve got mad seam-ripper skillz.

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    July 29, 2010 at 6:36 am

    uh oh!

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    Little Lady Patchwork
    July 29, 2010 at 6:51 am

    That looks like something that might happen at my house! HAve fun with the seam ripper :0)<br /><br />Stefanie

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    July 29, 2010 at 6:52 am

    erk! <br /><br />fun to see you and the 4 year old and everyone else last monday!

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    Patchwork Penguin
    July 29, 2010 at 7:03 am

    But it was helping :o)

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    Blue Is Bleu
    July 29, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Oh goodness!!! This is why I&#39;m nervous every time my 3 yr old niece comes to visit lol

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    July 29, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Thanks for the giggle! My kids did the same when they were little, and actually my cat has done this once as well.<br /><br />You&#39;ll always be happy you took that photo!

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    July 29, 2010 at 7:16 am

    At least it wasn&#39;t the scissors!! ;0)

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    July 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Well, it could have been worse! -which is the mantra of a mom of little ones I think!<br />reminded me of a long, long time ago…<br />when I sewed at the kitchen table, I got up to do something and left the machine on and a very little person crawled under the table and just had the best time playing with the foot pedal….I remember a scream (from me) and a long time getting the machine

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    Jean Etheridge
    July 29, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Makes me remember Christmas vacation when my two year old grandson managed to get hold of applique scissors during naptime. He cut lots of slits in the front of his shirt, and he cut a hole in the side of his pack-n-play. I was so relieved he hadn&#39;t cut himself!

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    Laurie, the girls and Scott
    July 29, 2010 at 7:54 am

    He needs to create! How can you stop him?

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    Kim Walus
    July 29, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Scary. . . Lucky it wasn&#39;t a sewn finger. Ouch!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    July 29, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Glad it was the sewing machine and not a scissors that was in use Amy!

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    Char @ Crap I've Made
    July 29, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Totally giggling. Sorry!

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    July 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Looks like an improvisational quilter to me. No rules quilting!

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    July 29, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Ohh my, I get what your saying I have four kids…..never a dull moment. Most importantly glad the 4 yr old wasn&#39;t hurt in the process…thanks for the giggle though!

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    July 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Oh yes – my son and our dog, who once sat on the foot pedal, have both done that!

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    Quiet Quilter
    July 29, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Ahhh, memories……

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    Cindy Anderson
    July 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Amy – I understand, I have a 4 year old too, and he thinks it&#39;s funny to push the pedal when I&#39;m not watching. Also, keep your scissors out of reach, I&#39;ve had 2 incidents with Troy cutting up patches.

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    The Jordans
    July 29, 2010 at 11:39 am


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    Sew Create It - Jane
    July 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Could be worse…he could have found the scissors!! :o)

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    July 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    eeek! Better than Kerri&#39;s little guy who went to tow with the scissors. Not so easy to recover from that!

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    July 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Woopsy! Lucky that&#39;s an easy fix!

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    July 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Oh no! :o)

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    Mine for the Making
    July 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    lol! I cant help but laugh bc that&#39;s my life! ;)<br /><br />Kara

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    Purple Quilter Queen
    July 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Taking an interest in sewing at an early age I see! hehe My son LOVES to &quot;drive&quot; too. Jenn

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    July 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Is this the same kid involved in the Sharpie Situation? At least this one&#39;s reversible!!

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    July 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Like others, at least it wasn&#39;t the scissors. I was quilting a little wall hanging and someone cut a big slit in it. It has some very creative quilting in it now. 🙂 Good luck with the seam ripper!

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    Funky Kim
    July 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Looks more like a sewing under the influence job to me. Heh!

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    amy smart
    July 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    You guys make me laugh! Yes, this is the same Sharpie artist and a few days before I found him with the rotary cutter and a recently finished quilt block. Fortunately he wasn&#39;t at an angle where he could push hard enough and fortunately he didn&#39;t turn it on himself.<br /><br />This is the first of my kids to exhibit this kind of &quot;creative energy&quot;. I think I&#39;m going to have

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    July 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I got a good chuckle from that one! Thanks, I needed it! LOL

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    Sarah Craig
    July 29, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Funny! With my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter around I have to unplug (and sometimes hide!) the power cord from my machine any time I&#39;m not sitting at it!

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    July 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I have an almost 4 yr old too. Aren&#39;t they just fascinated by the sewing machine?? When he&#39;s in the room, I can&#39;t get anything done b/c he&#39;s got to sew his name.

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    Petit Design Co.
    July 30, 2010 at 7:42 am

    at least they didn&#39;t get hurt!

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    July 30, 2010 at 8:54 am

    They are showing an interest.

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    August 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Oops! Hey it could be worse… it could have been a rotary cutter!

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    February 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

    My 4 year old tried to &quot;fix&quot; my serger. She had a screwdriver in hand and loosened everything she could in what I swear was 2 minutes. I tried so hard not to yell or cry at her. But I had a good cry later when the professionals said there was nothing more they could do to make it work right after having it for 3 months. Children are embodiments of the chaos theory, albeit cute ones.

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