Sewing fail

oh this is sooo funny! I bought this pair of mitten liners for $1.00 at a garage sale.

mitten liners fated to be given away

the mitten liners-I liked the way they were made.

Nice easy pattern to copy and make covers for them. Which I did, using a thick wool skirt from the transfer station.

Oops… they came out looking like hotpads!

red mittens that look like potholders

well, it was a good try! Note that you can’t click on these for a larger image or go to my flickr site; nope, not saving this photo for posterity 🙂

I still like the pattern but I am going to resize it for my smaller hands and make another set of mittens with some windblock polar fleece and line them with regular polar fleece.

One of those times for “live and learn”!
The mitten liners? I think I’m going to give them to someone with bigger hands!

J.K. Rowling on failure: “It’s impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” from a Life Hacker post on Google+.

This is also a reminder to myself that sometimes you can’t fix it. I had a couple of semi-painful experiences at work in the last few days; when I went to apologize, that almost made the incident worse. Sometimes it has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with the other person’s headspace. Can’t fix that-that’s something they have to fix. Learn to leave it alone and just go on. Ignore their *&^!# and just smile at them next time. I can write about the incident in my journal and clear it out of my own head, and maybe that’s the best that I can do. More of the “live and learn” lesson!

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