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What Might Have Been

July 8, 2011

So, you know when you have something all worked out in your head, and it is supposed to be adorable, and then something doesn’t quite work out….

what should have been

Yeah, that’s my story.  Not always, but today.  This nice little stack of fabric was supposed to be a really cute fabric bunting, like this 4th of July one, and the pink one I made for my pink week giveaway.  But, I did something stupid.

the wrong stripes

I picked the total wrong thing for the binding.  In my mind it looked a lot cuter.  In reality it looks like a big old mess.  And I realized it as soon as I finished the last stitch and pulled it out of my sewing machine.  Failure.  Crafty Failure.  So I threw it on my desk and ate a lot of cupcakes and today I feel much better about it.  But I am still going to unpick all 20 feet of stitches and redo the binding with navy blue or something not quite so stripey.

Oh, and that exciting thing I was going to tell you about… it happened.  It was lovely, and I didn’t take a single picture.  But Amy did.  And as soon as I can steal pictures from her I’ll post about it.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2011 8:09 pm

    😦 No fun for unpicking!

    The stack of fabric is gorgeous… and you’ve piqued my curiosity.

  2. Rebecca Snider permalink
    July 8, 2011 10:22 pm

    put in a good movie and the time will pass alot quicker 🙂

  3. Susan permalink
    July 9, 2011 4:40 am

    I hate to pull stitches out too . . . . This is probably against crafting commandments but can you just cover the not so wonderful as imagined binding with the new binding? Sounds as if you won’t re-use the stripe binding anyway so . . . make it easy on yourself. Cheers!

  4. Linda Mae permalink
    July 9, 2011 9:55 am

    Hey, I like that stripe…it doesn’t look bad at all. Very colorful!

  5. July 9, 2011 11:34 am

    Oh no! Huge bummer, but on the bright side, you’ve got a gorgeous binding for a nice bright quilt all prepared and ready to go (as soon as the pennants are liberated!). Do you know about the speedy unsewing method? email me if not. I’m sure it’s gonna be gorgeous when you re-do with a binding you like, because all of those fabrics are the BEST!


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