Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm late, I'm late ....

This was posted several months ago but somehow or other I managed to move it to drafts so here it is back where it belongs.  It remains a mystery to me how I can manage so easily to 'goof up'. 
 Have you seen the gorgeous mug organizers?  I decided I wanted (didn't need) but wanted one of these and set out to make one.  I found two tutorials that helped me figure out how to measure the fabric and what to do - oh my, I have no idea what I did wrong but it did not turn out.  Fortunately I was able to salvage the fabric for another project.  Karen has some beauties that she's made. 

I could  say this was a finish for Christmas 2013 but it really isn't ... I simply ran out of time  last year and left it till January to complete.  When I started the cross stitch I had other plans for it but I made an error in centering the design that left me with too little seam allowance on one side .... had to put my thinking cap on for another way to finish it.  The pocket at the bottom will hold a few cards or sprigs of something or other.  The chart was a free design from here.


Annabella said...

Oh bad luck on the mug rugs but great that you can still use the fabric, and the Christmas finish is lovely!

Mii Stitch said...

No idea what is a mug organizer but I'm sorry it didn't go according to plan! Lovely little card holder!

Valma said...

It sometimes happens :-/
we want to make something with a clear idea in mind and it finally turns out into an alien thing....=D
But fortunately you did a very pretty piece with the remaining fabric
The red fabric is very beautiful
you'll try another day the mugs organizer, we want to see to what it looks like =D
big hugs

Tangos Treasures said...

Very pretty!!!

Carol said...

I hope you can figure out what went wrong and try again, Kate :)

Your card holder turned out so cute--thanks for the link for the freebie, too!

Peg said...

Late or not - what a clever way to use your cross-stitch!

♥ Nia said...

It happens to the best of us ;) Next time it will work out better, don't feel bad =)
Such a wonderful finish! Very very pretty :D Congrats sweetie!!
Enjoy the weekend :)

legato1958 said...

Great way to fix a "boo-boo" ! It turned out pretty and functional, and you'll chuckle when you look at it in the 2013 Holidays!


Linda said...

Lovely design and I like the idea of it holding cards or Christmas memorabilia.

Your vintage runner is so sweet too.