Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Think I Need an Eye Doctor...

I was so happy when I got to the mailbox yesterday. I had been making great headway on my Embroidery 101 blocks so I knew I would be needing that tomato stripe fabric soon to correct my mistake. Lo and behold, there sits my package in the mailbox from SewLux.
So I tear into the package to ooh and aah at the yummies inside. Gorgeous! Love them all!

Then, all of a sudden, hmmmm....that looks odd. Is that right? Could I have...,no...,please tell me I didn't...,surely I would have double checked. Nope, obviously I did not double check.

I ordered the wrong colored fabric. I assumed from looking at the online pics that the fabric was the tomato stripe. So that's what I ordered without checking. So I get it in front of me next to the right fabric and it appears that, uh, um..., er, no, my fabric is not the tomato stripe. Uh-uh. Nope, not that lucky. The fabric I should have ordered appears to have been the jam stripe. One minute I'm feeling great for winning several things over the past several weeks; the next not so much for having to pay out to fix my mistakes. I don't mind keeping the tomato stripe. I'm sure I can incorporate it into the backing for this quilt since it's part of the same line. I just hate that I'm right back to waiting for my fabric to come back in. Oh well. It's not like I don't have a ton of other stuff to work on first.

I did get quite a bit done on the Embroidery 101 blocks. I'm only two short, and one of those is the one I'm missing the strip for. I think it's going to be very cute. I can't wait to see what we're putting in the squares. I'm working on the last two right now.

I've got to get ready for the day. Thing 1 has a birthday party/slumber party to go to Friday night and we need to get a gift. It's kind of cool. They are having a mystery birthday party where each girl is a contestant in a "Miss Teen" pageant. They each have a character to play and they have to figure out who stole the crown. She is playing a contestant who does magic for her talent. We're also supposed to supply costuming if possible but I'm not sure that's happening. Anyone got a prom dress to fit a 9 year old? Yeah, I didn't think so.


Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Looks great! I like it a lot!!

Linz said...

Awww! Sorry! I have done the same thing. Dont' feel to bad!! YOur blocks look awesome!!

Kelly Irene said...

So frustrating! I did this recently, but I ordered an entire yard less than what I actually needed, and it had to be all one cut (so I couldn't just order one additional yard)! I hope you get the Jam Stripes soon!

Clover and Violet said...

Wow, these look great, it is making me wish I' laid mine out a little differently... But seriously, very cute!