Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Age Is Showing

If you're a regular reader of blogs, you've probably seen many photos of these fun fabric baskets using this tutorial. I didn't make mine out of small squares because the cute Thanksgiving print was too large. I didn't want to cut up all the little people and turkeys.
When I started this project a couple of weeks ago, I decided to make it a bit bigger than in the tutorial, so I cut out the outside pieces and the handles and then put everything away for two weeks. When I got back to it yesterday, I had forgotten that I was making mine a bit larger, so I just absent-mindedly followed the original directions for the lining. When I tried to put the lining inside, it was way too small. I checked and double-checked the directions and then realized how stupid I was.
The lesson here is that if you're going to change the size of a pattern, be sure to write it down so you don't forget...maybe I'll remember that next time.


Barb said...

This post makes me smile ~ because I did a similar *whoops* yesterday, and like you I did not make reminder notes of my changes. Now a few weeks later I put quite a few blocks together that are not going to work with my plan ~ they really will not work as *humility* blocks ~ they are just wrong!! Your basket looks good though!

Karen said...

Been there done that. Welcome to "getting older"!