Ok flop..moving on to plan B


I had big plans for this drop cloth shower curtain.
I was going to iron on a neat phrase and number. Big plans I tell ya!

What happens when big plans fail you and end up a heap on your floor?

Those iron on's ended up in the trash and left me with this...

A plastic liner left hanging...pitiful!
So  back to the question of what happens when plans fail you...you move on to plan B.
I started thinking about plan B's in my life and why they happen to Me. It occured to me that most of my plan B's have been blessings from above. Now I know that a shower curtain is not a big deal but it did give me time to reflect on my "failures"...are they really failures? I think not! I think God blesses us when we fail and our plan B was his plan all along...



So plan B is this nice waffle white shower curtain at the cost of 18.00. The lesson learned behind it ...most of the things I hold near and dear to my heart were plan B's...aint' God Good! ;)
Susie~


54 comments:

  1. The Plan B lesson is something I have learned a lot about lately...and it isn't so bad :o)Sorry the shower curtain didn't work out...it sounded really cute!
    ~Des

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  2. Amen to the flops! :) Frustrating but true. Flops and Plan B's are lovely things although painful lessons sometimes.

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  3. Okay this is hysterical. I was going to do nearly the exact same thing yesterday, and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to make the lettering on a piece of linen or cotton for a shower curtain. I wandered the fabric store aimlessly for what seemed like hours only to end up with nothing. (I think I have the same theme going- I'm doing it in a gray, white, black, Parisian thing.) I was originally thinking something kind of easy using parchment paper as a template and fabric paint- but never made the jump. I will probably just switch to MY white waffle weave from the other bathroom! I can't wait to see your finished look.

    Blessings,
    Sash

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  4. The waffle weave is good, I am curious, what exactly flopped? You don't usually flop. Jackie

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  5. And I forgot to ask you this, but those iron ons look darling- would you be willing to share where to get that look? I have little tags that are identical and I love them!

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  6. A flop totally counts, chickie! You turned a flop into fabulous. ;) It is a bummer when plans don't work out like we envisioned. Do you have any suggestions for me?

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  7. Wow. Way to work such a great lesson into a shower curtain post! I look forward to your blog with its great pictures and lessons. (Whether they be tutorials or life lessons!) Thanks for keeping us humble. Lori L

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  8. God was my plan B, I though I could do it myself, then I failed BAD and no longer believe I COULD DO IT. Thats when I got my plan b and turned it over to God and have been making him plan A ever since. Thanks for letting this be a reminder to me to thanks him and let him have control.
    Cha Cha

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  9. i've had my great ideas turn out that way too! a good reminder that sometimes our plan is not His. thanks for visiting!

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  10. Hi Susie! I'm using those iron on's right now...and I'm using that same # design!!!! can't believe it!!. Stop by our blog tomorrow, we'll be posting the finished product!.
    Someone else told me she had problems with the transfers...so far so good around here!

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  11. Susie,

    Exactly! And remember it's not a failure if you learned something from it.

    Deborah

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  12. Susie, hope I am not typing this twice...
    I was smiling as I read :)
    Yes, thank goodness for Plan B and I do love your plan B!! Sometimes I even need a Plan C!!
    I do have to tell you that I love to paint, but to save my life can not paint letters! I even tried your tracing trick and still looked like my 7 yr old painted! (I'll email a picture)!
    you are very very talented!!
    Smiles sent your way :)

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  13. Yes, God is wonderfully good as well as plan B's....they seem to be all the better!

    Hugs ~ T

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  14. Well I'd say that your plan worked,
    if plan A doesn't work, there's always plan B! Isn't it great God is our back up!
    I love the shower curtain, but you could always go back and try again to make the drop cloth with the
    transfers????

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  15. I love the waffle weave curtain! I have a similar one with a big monogram in the middle - LOVE it!!

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  16. I actually have kind of the same idea in my head about a shower curtain. What exactly flopped, the drop cloth look, the letters , the hooks.
    I really like the white waffle weave look with your plan, though.
    It is funny when we look back at our Plan "B", it usually is a better idea or at least simpler. While achieving the same look.
    Thanks for sharing your triumphs and your "flops".

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  17. Plan B turned out great! You've got a good attitude. Yesterday I got one of those Daily Devotionals and the lesson was about what we perceive to be failures. They aren't failures...they are experiences. :L)

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  18. Well said, Susie. I think I learned something here (maybe we all did). The waffle weave looks lovely!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  19. My whole life is a Plan B! I love this.

    I made the 'I Am" painting and blogged about it today. Whew! That was a doozy for a first-timer. :)

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  20. So true! I love the clean simple look of the white anyway ~
    Sarah
    meandmyyellowhouse.blogspot.com

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  21. Great point and cute curtain! MOst of the time plan B's come out even better. My husband Sher always says "trial and success" instead of the old "trial and error".

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  22. First off, let me say I'm not laughing AT you, I'm laughing with you (which is what hubby says to me all the time, to which I tell him I'M NOT LAUGHING) anyway... I agree with the blessings! I experience them all the time. They come in droves! But at least, you've got plenty of material to make some great looking pillows? chic stockings (I'm talking Christmas, not your legs), totes, Easter (fabric) bucket/baskets... oh what a blessing indeed! I searched all over the county looking for drop cloths, but everyone bought them up (even the dollar store!) because of the impending freeze here in Florida! LOL

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  23. It's also called "Live and Learn." LOL I absolutely LOVE the fleur de lis curtain hooks! The Royal Standard, perhaps???

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  24. i am SO glad that you added the fleur de lis hooks!!! yay! even though it didnt work out...it still looks wonderful!!!!

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  25. good for you susie! i like plan B! and i like your outlook on things! xo

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  26. Yes he is!! I have those same fluer de lis hooks in my bathroom!!

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  27. I love the fleur de lis hooks and I love your outlook ! I agree with you totally. :o))))

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  28. Maybe you should have asked someone elses opinion 'cause it looked pretty good in the pictures. When all fails a waffle shower curtain is a great choice~it's what I have. By the way, whatever happened to the bird shower curtain you got a few months back? Did you use it for something else?

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  29. ahhh but the plan B looks great...

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  30. So true Susie. I love the waffle shower curtain. Looks nice.

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  31. God is good all the time. Plan B is sometimes better. You just never know. I have had to do many Plan B's since we moved in this house. Poor hubby:)

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  32. Oh so very true! You are an awesome person..

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  33. Love this post - God is good, and so is plan B. Very well said!

    www.Thelittlebrownhouse.us

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  34. All the time, He is good!!!

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  35. Plan B is good! I think it looks great. We can only learn through making mistakes unfortunately, it's how things work. Frustrating at times but usually we come up with something even better, like you did!
    ~Michelle

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  36. Have you thought about using freezer paper stenciling?? Your so good at painting so it should work instead of those iro on transfers! And, I promise, I'm mailing you that Razorback stuff today! Sorry, I just got caught up with the holiday stress and all!
    :) Kelly

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  37. What an awesome post! So true about the plan B's...they are usually blessings in disguise, but sometimes it takes a bit for me to realize that. :)

    I LOVE your shower curtain and the rings you chose! It couldn't be more elegant! :)

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  38. Yes, plan B is great, but so are plan C, D, E, F.... :) Just never give up!

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  39. I'm getting close to Plan Y by now. Thankfully, God is patient.

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  40. Well, your plan B turned out lovely, too! And to answer your question, YES you need to come give me a jump start kick! :D

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  41. God is good all the time. Plan B is sometimes better.

    Work from home India

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  42. Love the shower hooks!! Don't you love plan b's?
    I like the thought that it is reall ythe plan after all!!

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  43. I loved this post so much that I referenced it in my Friday post, where I also had a project go to Plan B! I put a link to your blog in my post - I sure hope that is ok with you!

    http://thelittlebrownhouse.us/2010/01/14/frugal-friday-diy-finial/

    Thanks again for the good reminder!

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  44. I love the result of the flop. I have a similar (or same?) shower curtain, and I LOVE the waffle look. Here's to more flops!

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  45. Looks good to me! Your first attempt was indicative of all of my attempts. :-)

    Please check my post today as I have a little suprise for you.
    Happy Friday!

    http://morningt.blogspot.com/2010/01/spreading-sunshine.html

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  46. LOVE the shower curtain hooks..where did ya find those at?

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  47. Thank heavens for Plan B's!! I would really love to see your Plan A work...that was a fabulous idea!

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  48. Hey Susie, I could not find your email address on your blog to email you. Are you going to Blissdom this year?
    Debbie

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  49. Great post! My entire life has suddenly turned into plan B! Different paths aren't bad after all.

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  50. God is awesome! :) I know that sometimes I get so involved in my own plans for things, that I get disappointed when it doesn't work out. I forget He probably has something even better in store for me.

    I love your "plan B" shower curtain!

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  51. looking for your plan b shower curtain...where did you get it?

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  52. I have been planning a drop cloth shower curtain myself and doing some research on people that used them..I found some positive and now your flop. May I ask why did it become a flop? The weight of the drop cloth? That is a concern of mine, but I will go with the lightest weight cloth avail and I will be trimming away some length and width...but adding a panel of burlap...so....why the flop?? Your input would be fantastic! Thank you

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  53. The author's plan have flopped so is moving to plan B. good post


    Curtains

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