#NaBloPoMo – Mistakes

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If you’re anything like me, then you are always making mistakes in your projects.  When I’m quilting, I usually just work with the mistakes, making them part of the quilt, though I will rip out seams when I forget to sew right sides together. I’m surprisingly good at sewing fabric together the wrong way, but it usually only happens when I’m working with batiks.  They don’t have a real “front” or “back” and I like to forget to double check which side the other seams are facing.

Of course, quilting isn’t the only place I make mistakes. I’ve been known to leave food in the oven too long, or forget to turn the burner down when I leave a pan to simmer on the stove.  I’ve even been known to not follow standard grammatical structures in my blog posts.

Do you make mistakes in your projects? How do you handle them?



  1. anna on February 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I am a charter member of the Not Terribly Good Club, like you I try to make the mistake look “meant” or work it in. Push come to shove I quote the old Shaker quilter’s proverb “only God is perfect.” It’s said they always put a mistake in every top because of that. That’s what they said, anyway!!

    • Andrea on February 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

      I know most Amish quilts have a similar “mistake” built into them. I love this idea, but I’d have a problem keeping the mistakes down to one. 🙂

  2. anna on February 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I finally got a rice cooker because my worst “cooking mistake” for awhile was trying to cook rice while surfing the Internet…three burned-black-unsalvageable saucepans later, we decided to go with something that shuts itself off when it’s done!

    • Andrea on February 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      I’m fortunate enough to not have done that- yet. I am the queen of boiling pots dry when I go to start dinner and get distracted, but at least I haven’t had anything in them so far.

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