Friday, June 10, 2011
Shorts, know when to hold, fold, walk or run!
The green pair came together okay, but has a funny drag line that doesn't make any sense to me. So there you have it, my less than perfect, unfinished projects. I am not going to call them failures, because they aren't. Everything I am sewing, I am learning from. Even if the mystery is unsolved for now, there will come a day when understanding will come. Until then, it's back to the drawing board for this vintage girl. There is a Kenny Rogers song called the Gambler. No, I am not a fan of his, but for years I have sang these words with a totally different meaning to them. Yes, it silly, but many times these few words have been helpful to me. They goes like this, "You got to know when to hold em', know when to fold em', know when to walk away, know when to run". Sometimes I sing this little song to myself when I am making decisions that require me to have discernment. This week it was good to "walk away", knowing I wasn't going to "fold em" completely. Why? Because in the end, I want to make good fitting shorts, I also want to push myself passed the pain of perceived failure. If I "fold", then nothing will be gained in knowledge, and I will be stuck with buying shorts. Certainly, there are times to "fold", you know when something is going backwards and will never go forward to a pleasing result. And honey, sometimes you need to run away from a fabric or pattern that will not work for you. Other times, it's time to hold on, wait, be patient with the process. It's in these times that we learn a lot. What projects do you need to hold, fold, walk away or run from? Until next time friends.
Have a great Vintage day!