As a teacher I constantly tell my students to learn from their mistakes. Not to give up. To keep on trying. Which still didn’t keep me from hitting my head when I made a big mistake on Sunday.
As a teacher I also tell my students to read the directions. I mean, how hard can it be to read the directions? It drives me insane when they don’t read the directions. Which didn’t keep me from skipping the directions on Sunday.
There I was with all of the pieces left for the remaining 8 blocks of my Love Lives Here quilt cut and ready to piece. I knew I needed to make all of the flying geese first because the blocks would come together faster. Each block requires 8 flying geese, which requires what seems like 1 million little squares.
I also teach my students to use hyperbole in their writing. At least I practice one thing I preach.
So, after piecing all of the flying geese, and ignoring a faint notion to check with my pattern because I had already made 5 million of them before… I had them cut and ready to iron…
And then, I opened one.
And realized it was FAR from perfect.
An ugly ducking, not a flying goose.
All because I didn’t read the directions.
Honestly, who doesn’t read directions?!
So, now I’m back to cutting.
In short, like I always tell my students: Read the directions.
Oh, and check your work as you go.
Pretty sure I tell them that, too.