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.

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.

Glimpse of drawing room, between entry and dining room
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