The Amish always put a mistake in their quilts as perfection is not only bad luck and God is only perfect. This bad luck part always makes me feel okay about small mistakes, I guess it’s my way of cutting myself some slack. 😀
The thing I have come to learn: “We all make mistakes. Who the heck am I to think I am better than anyone else and should not make ANY mistakes? How arrogant is that?” I have always wished I could go back in time and meet the gal who made up the thing about deliberate mistakes. It is truly brilliant and must have enabled her to go to bed at a decent hour rather than to do the whole blame thing all over again…Mistakes are opportunities to learn and hidden treasures to be discovered. Some mistakes just happen, like accidents. A committment to improvement has become my standard, as opposed to a committment to perfection.
Nearly all my innovations and designs are the result of getting stuck somewhere I didn’t plan to be and looking around to see what this new situation is like before discarding it. Cherishing mistakes is like traveling without a scheduled group–I get to see all sorts of vibrant, exciting people, foods, and things I wouldn’t normally encounter.
So, I wish everyone a year full of promising mistakes!
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)