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    Another Mom Saying

    One of my Mom's sayings was

    "Nothing succeeds like success."

    I think this really applies quilting - if the first projects turn out "well enough" - it is a lot more fun to keep on going.

    Conversely, if the first projects are "failures" - it is more easy to say "forget it" - and go on to something else.

    Do you have any phrases that seem to apply to quilting?

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    The old carpenters mantra: " measure twice - cut once". I have that going through my head whenever I start cutting anything.
    And: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong" (Murphy's law)
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    It's really obvious, but "a stitch in time saves nine."

    I remind myself of that when the components of a block aren't measuring right. It takes less time to figure out what's wrong and fix it rather than keep going and try to fit that wrong-sized block into the quilt.

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    "A stitch in time saves nine" was my grandma's favorite saying and she had the patience of a saint and she was a wonderful seamstress and quilter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selm View Post
    The old carpenters mantra: " measure twice - cut once". I have that going through my head whenever I start cutting anything.
    And: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong" (Murphy's law)
    and the corollary "at the worst possible moment"

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    If you want to do something you will find the time to do it. And this one: There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it again
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

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    If you don't rip it out, you won't wear it out.
    "Sacrifices must be made." Otto Lilenthal

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    Not really sewing related, but my life sometimes seems like a 'two steps forward, one step back' process.

    For sewing I tell myself 'one stitch at a time'. Life can be like that too.
    We didn't realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun. ~ Winnie the Pooh ~

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    Idle hands are the devils workshop.
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    Ha, ha, did anyone else's mother tell them, "If you don't stop crying I'll give you something to really cry about!" What can I say? Mothers in the 50's were strict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selm View Post
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    "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong" (Murphy's law)
    Then there is Boyle's corollary to Murphy's Law: "Murphy was an optimist".

    If you don't succeed at first, try, try, again...then throw in the towel.
    Anita

    The only place that housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary.

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    My mom used this mantra a lot: "better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."

    It's why I always ask for a little extra fabric than what the pattern calls for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    And this one: There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it again
    So wise and so true!! Sounds like a fortune cookie. I love this one.
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    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    How about this one: Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
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    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    "Just because everyone else is jumping off the cliff, doesn't mean you have to"

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    My late sister had a saying that she used all the time....."Good enough for a town this size". Meaning that no one in this town would "police" her quilting (or whatever. Lately I find myself saying it also.

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    My mom would say "Oh well, dont worry about that! No one will notice on a galloping horse!" She always insisted if we found a block turned wrong she did it that way on purpose. I miss that crazy old girl!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    My Mom used to say to me "If one more person tells me what a nice girl you are I'm going to throw a chair at them!" We still laugh at that. And I asked her why a chair? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    Ha, ha, did anyone else's mother tell them, "If you don't stop crying I'll give you something to really cry about!" What can I say? Mothers in the 50's were strict.
    Yes, I'm one of those mothers wh said that...and being strict wasn't all that bad..they turned out great with a good value system.......

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    My Mother always said, "The dreading is worse than the doing." Funny, I am still amazed that this is so true whether it was studying, grading papers, cooking, household chores and even crafting - cutting a pattern, sandwiching or quilting.

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    If you don't use your head, you'll use your feet.

    Seems I do that a lot more lately! "Now what did I come in here to get"--and I'll remember when I've left the room!

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    A good friend said she always was thinking of the 'here after' 'cause everytime she went into another room, she would think, 'now what I did I come here after?'

    Don't count your chickens until they hatch. A fool and his money are soon parted. Money's burning a hole in your pocket. A penny for your thoughts. Better to try and fail, than never try at all. All you have to fear, is fear itself.

    I keep hearing my Grandmother's voice in my head saying all her wise wisdom sayings which were never ending in my childhood. Loved her to the moon and back. In her lifetime, she walked or rode in buggy and saw man on the moon. What changes will our children's children see in life? Seize the moment and live today, plan for tomorrow and the future will be bright. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is the future, and today is the present or a 'gift', so enjoy today and make it a good one.

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    My Mom would always say "don't do something half-a##ed" and would say that if you are "down" it's because you aren't busy enough.

    My mentoring teacher said that only boring people are bored--the rest find something to do! and she'd tell her teen daughter that "only uneducated people use vulgar language--the rest of us can get the same point across with better vocabulary"

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    Everything is easy once you know how.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    My favorite Aunt told me the only thing we can count on is change. So true.............

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