Friday, April 6, 2012 opportunities

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???


suz said...

Sometimes I think my whole life has been one "design opportunity" after another. But as you say, this too shall pass.

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Sherry said...

Plenty of design opportunities for me in several areas of my life! I've cried over one haircut and totally surprised has never been a big deal to me mainly because I wore it long for so an uneven haircut? Just cut another inch off. The bad haircut - really upset me. I brushed it off my face and went back after work for a really really short cut to even it out. I asked the manager of the mall salon if it was as bad as I thought - she said, "Worse."

Yep...fabric is easier to deal with!

Sherry said...

Thank you so much for the sweet card and even sweeter "square of cotton." The little embroidered bird - my mother wasn't a crafter. What little she did was hand embroidery. I don't think I've ever shared that on my couldn't have known how appropriate that would be for me.

Thank you again.