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Done is better than perfect

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My daughters and I recently were working on a quilt block kit. My daughter cut one of the pieces incorrectly. I sewed it together and squared it up. Years ago, I would have recut the piece and have said grumpy things to the daughter. But now I know that it is more important that my daughter has happy memories of making our first quilt block together than it is to have a perfect block. And this block is done. Done is better than perfect.
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    glad you aren't reinforcing the message the rest of the world sends to children, that they have to be perfect. it's so unnecessary. they are good enough as they are.
    1743 days ago
    Its cute. What a wonderful time for you two. Perfection is overrated.
    1743 days ago
    LOVE that thought! Love it.
    How wonderful! :)

    1743 days ago
    Thanks, Samanthalenore.
    1743 days ago
    You know--when I was growing up my mom used to say "if it's not worth doing right it's not worth doing". It literally took me YEARS to realize that that isn't true!! It makes such an impression to encourage INITIATIVE, not perfection!!
    1743 days ago
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