When I commit to a swap I take my commitment very seriously and try to do the best I can.
Sometimes I really struggle because I'm not good at a set project, especially if it's something that I don't really love (like EPP ahhhhhhhhhhh). So I was pleased when the first swap for our FHFS swap was done and dusted and moved on to the next. A ruler cover, okay this one was a little harder to get my head around but today was the day I focused, knuckled down and off I went.
So I measured, cut, sewed, ironed, quilted sewed some more and then after a couple of hours the moment of truth came, wasn't to bad needed a little fluffing up to make it special and then wouldn't it rot your socks - the ruler didn't fit!!
Seriously it didn't fit.
I squished, squeezed, poked, pulled, eased but no matter how I tried it was about 1/2" too small.
Where is that tape measure...............
Okay so it's true "measure twice cut once".
So I had a vision of how I could fix it, I would cut it down and make a smaller one....
I must have gone to bed a quilter and woke up a putz because in my effort to "fix" it I made the second one to small. So know I have this...
A pile of mess on the floor.
So tomorrow I will try again. If it doesn't work I have a Santa on stand by and if my partner squints really hard it kind of looks like a ruler cover.
Oh and for those who were wondering Roger the Ram finally turned the corner today and is on the mend and....
I think the new pup has settled in...what do you think?