Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lesson Learned

Every evening, I try to remember to ask my children what they learned that day. Then, I try to remember to ask MYSELF the same thing. Yesterday, I learned two things:

First, you can't help someone who is not willing to help himself. Long story, but a lesson that I needed to learn.

The second thing I learned is that it is easier to be WONKY when you start WIDE. As I promised myself, I delved into my new scraps yesterday. I wanted to make some free-pieced, wonky letters/words, along the lines of Em and Tonya. I found a thin strip of blue in my scrap bag, and then picked one of my new neutral scraps out of my newly purchased scrap bag, and sat down to sew.

It was fun and liberating to just let the letters come together on their own, but I couldn't go as wonky as I wanted because my blue strip was so thin, only about 1" wide. So this is little, about 6"x12", but I've already located two orphan blocks that I want to add to it, and I have a feeling it is going to grow. The perfect project for an evening when I wanted to clear my mind. The border is made from some of my pre-cut 1.5" squares.

But the lesson learned - next time I make free-pieced words (and there WILL be a next time), I will start WIDE and be WONKY as all get out!

What have you learned lately?

4 comments:

Cheryl Willis said...

I have learned that just b/c I think I want something doesn't mean I am willing to do the work to get it.

cute block, you will make a neat scrappy if/when you keep going.

did you ever decided if you wanted to sell your tops?

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Totally agree with you that you cant help someone that isnt ready to muck in and do some of the work themselves.

Loving the wonky words.

Judi said...

Let's see what I've learned today is how hard it is to give away your loyal dog that's been with you for 10 years. The man getting her adores her. I can't take her to China. It's hard, but life does go on and it's all in God's plan. I know He is in control.

Oh my word is grapli. I sure am grapling with this.

Stray Stitches said...

All of us would do well if we would stop and think about what we learned each day - I think we might be surprised! I love your name block