As I spoke about here, I've been working on a quilt square. I finished it at 2pm last Thursday; group started at 7:30pm.
By no means do I even consider myself a seamstress. I have a sewing machine. I've taken sewing classes. I've finished a few things. I made Gus a kilt for a birthday party. I have an entire basket of almost finished or not yet started projects. All of the projects I've attempted so far have been apparel items. I've never done anything remotely close to sewing any part of a quilt.
The quilt square did not turn out how I had pictured it to be in my head.When I came to terms with that (while sewing Tittle's heart), I was then brought down when two of the patches that I had sewn by machine needed some hand-stitching, too. There are so few things that I get to do for my heavenly kids...I just want each and every one of those things to be perfect, and it wasn't happening.
I did the hand-stitching to repair Oscar's star and Bella's star, and I figured that since it was already imperfect, I might as well add the words (which wouldn't be nearly as precise and professional looking as I wanted my quilt square to be). So, the words and dates were added, all stitched by hand. I finished the Y in Firefly and noticed that the lightening bolt was coming unsewn!!
It just seemed that no matter what I did to make the square look beautiful it wasn't meeting my expectations. And then I realized. It may not be perfect, but it's still beautiful and made with love, which pretty much sums up our family.