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  1. We’ve all been there, Lora–great advice! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    It is the pits when you get excited about a project and it goes bad, sometimes it takes a day or two, maybe even a week, and sometimes it turns into something totally different. I do like your idea and they are cute, so hopefully they were fixable.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Think I may be getting the motivation to get back to them, Marlene. I didn’t throw them away!

  3. Lora, I have two of those on the go right now – both due this coming week! In fact, I’ve lost sleep over them. I’m applying your first suggestion and letting it percolate in my mind. Reading this excellent post is rather timely and your suggestions very helpful. Thank you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad it was good timing, Marie! Can’t say I’ve ever lost sleep though; think all my projects are made out of junk anyway;)

  4. So sorry your project failed Lora, it always sucks when that happens. Sometimes I’ve been able to step away for a few days and then come back to the project and save it but some just aren’t meant to be! I don’t think your placemats look bad though… we are always more critical of ourselves!


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania. I’m not ready to give up on these yet; just needed to reboot my patience level! I can only count on one hand the times I’ve totally thrown a project in the trash…and seems like they were all sewing related:(