"Life is not fair" the children say, it's true, it often isn't fair is it.
Things don't turn out the way you want them to do they?
You make plans, and you work away, but somehow things don't come together.
Sometimes it's frustrating and you feel like giving up
but sometimes with a wee bit of a tweak you can change the outcome.
For example I cut this quilt out months ago from some lovely lovely fabrics,
and it sat and sat and sat. Waiting.
Finally yesterday Reuben was working on his holiday project
(the day before school went back #parentfail)
and so I thought while I was sitting with him encouraging him,
I would sew the blocks together.
But because Roo was using most of the table and I didn't want to get out the cutting mat,
and because I thought it was going to be ok,
I sewed all of the fabric into strips, only to discover at the end
that they didn't really fit properly.
I have the backing and the binding all ready,
I'm committed to this project. What can I do? I refuse to put it away
because a UFO in the cupboard does not keep anybody warm.
So today I realised I could compromise.
I could sew the strips together that fit
and leave out the few that don't.
The pattern won't look the same as the one I was using,
but it won't matter, because it will be a quilt that keeps you warm.
And that's the important thing.
What are you looking at that isn't working out like you want it to?
Can you compromise and make it work??
Hopefully in a couple of days I can show you a finished quilt top,
one that we will be able to snuggle under!!