One thing I've enjoyed about quilting has been the forgiving nature of the art. If you make a mistake, no worry...consider that mistake one of my favorite things: a design opportunity!
There have been plenty of design opportunities along the way. Cut something too small? Oh, those smaller strips looks perfect! Take too deep a seam on each block and you come up short on the row? Well, wouldn't an extra little applique block help fill it out nicely.
My favorite thing about design opportunities? That it has spilled over into other parts of my life. Just the other day I got a "creative" haircut...meaning she whacked a bit more off one side of my hair. In the old days when I was younger and working (and more in the public eye), I have shed more than one or two tears over such creativity. Drawing upon the design opportunity way of thinking, I've learned to wear my hair a slightly different way. Kind of a "this too shall grow out" approach, and in the meantime just embrace it.
How about you....are you on the lookout for design opportunities???