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Old 11-08-2008, 11:05 AM
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I think I worried more about "doing it right" when I started than I do now.

With experience and seeing what other people have done, I've come to this major conclusion. If the maker is happy with it and it serves the purpose for which it was made, all is well.

When I see what people created when they had to "make do" - WOW!

It may or may not suit my taste, but that's not really the point.

Yes, there will be those "learning projects" - but think of all the homework we did when we were in grade school. How much of that do we still keep? And how hard do we kick ourselves that we weren't perfect in first grade?
Sometimes a project just isn't worth the effort of trying to salvage. It served a purpose - one learned something in the process.


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Old 11-08-2008, 11:26 AM
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Agreed!!

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:02 PM
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Same here.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:20 PM
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Agree :!: :!: Good point.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:27 PM
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I agree, otherwise I would give up. You said it all just right :D
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:30 PM
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Amen!!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:19 AM
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Some people are so good with words. I agree with your comments...if I like it that is all that matters.
And now I know where all those UFO's (learning projects) of mine come from!
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:50 AM
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Does this mean that I won't have to finish my UFO's. Yeah! I like the thought that it doesn't always turn out according to hoyle and it is what it is.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:18 AM
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Yes, I learned this lesson from my niece who recently got me started quilting again. I think that was one of my problems, looking for perfection. My niece's quilts were gorgeous. As she showed them to me she pointed out a few OOPs spots that I wouldn't have noticed, but mentioned that they didn't bother, she just keeps going. And she's ending up with gorgeous completed quilts. So now I've adopted that policy and I'm getting lots more accomplished.
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I have a sign that I think sums it all up. "Remember only God is perfect, our quilts don't need to be." javascript:emoticon(':wink:');
javascript:emoticon(':wink:'); Also, forgive me if I'm long windedjavascript:emoticon(':oops:');
javascript:emoticon(':oops:');, here is something else I saw that I like very much, could be my epithaph. Sewing is to me: ...a gift from my Mom. ...a decorating tool for my home. ...a necessity with growing children. ...a comfort as a family grows. ...a hobby as a family goes. ...a friend as I age. ...and a gift to pass along to my children.
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