One thing you may have caught on to in my few years of blogging is, I have very little patience with myself. If I can’t do something correct (or at least OK) the first time I rarely try again. I’d get frustrated with myself, the waste of resources,the time and… it made me feel really stupid. What ever “IT” was, became like the big hairball dust bunny under the bed…you knew you really should get it but, just shut the door instead.
Well, for Lent I’m doing instead of
ignoring avoiding. Let me tell you I’m so ready for Lent to be OVER!!
I’ve had all kinds of things I’ve avoided the past few years smack me in the face these past few weeks.
You can laugh if you’d like but this pile was one of those “things” .Triangles were one of the design blocks in quilting I ‘tried once’, screwed up royally and never attempted again. I was snickering as I started to sweep these suckers into the waste basket thinking “so long fare well you stinkin triangles” (that’s the clean version any way) And then I realized this was one of those things …..cause if it wasn’t I would have tossed them as I cut.
Instead of working on the quilt today, I had to mess with the triangles because I didn’t want to…sound crazy?
Anyway, I pretended like it would be fun. Like you would with a kid sending them to do a chore they didn’t want to do? Make a game of it blah blah blah…
And you know what?
I really had fun!
I wasn’t worried about producing anything, I just played with shapes to see what would happen
Perfect didn’t matter, playing and learning did. Some came out pretty wonky, others only “kinda wonky” I’m still catching on to which points to match on the second seam but I’m pretty pleased with the progress
The "best of the lot I made into a Rug Mug.
Anyone need a Mug Rug?
Now, if only all the “things” I’m running into would be this easy…