Looking back looks different

blanket_edited-1I’m beginning to see a pattern here.

Things I made and hated look a lot better months or years later.

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Front cover

Like, I knit these squares for an afghan a decade ago, but wasn’t happy with the way they came out. So I hid them in a stack in our linen closet and didn’t look at them till last week—and was shocked by how cool they are.

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Glimpse of drawing room, between entry and dining room
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Library and gameroom

Or like the Victorian doll house book I made when I was recovering from hand surgery. I kept putting pages together and tearing them apart until I hated the whole thing.

But Margaret said it was “enchanting,” which gave me the energy to finish. That’s when I discovered that the book stands up by itself, making it a 3D dollhouse with room for paper dolls and more.

I would have loved that when I was a kid. And still do.

The creative adult is the child who survived.  – Ursula K. LeGuin