I've had so much time this week to work on my triangle quilt along quilt. I sat down last night after work and worked on the quilting for about two hours only to flip it over and discover......the dreaded wrinkles.
The perfectionist in me says: "This is unacceptable. You must remove everything and start again! You won't love it if you don't! That's all you'll ever notice in the quilt!!"
The realist in me says: "Big deal, so there's a wrinkle in the back. It will take you twice and long to rip them all out and start over. It is a handmade quilt, there are bound to be some hiccups along the way. Accept it, learn from it, and move on."
So then the question becomes: Do I rip out the two hours of sewing I did last night and start over to get the 'perfect' back? Or do I just accept it and move on? What would you do?
While I was sitting at the computer contemplating my next steps and drowning in a pool of self-pity and doubt for my failure to make the perfect quilt, I had an unexpected visitor. A bear came right up to the picture window, tore down one of our bird feeders, and proceeded to help itself to a hearty meal of sunflower seeds. It certainly wasn't the largest bear I've ever seen but I tell you what, it scared the you-know-what out of me! Ahh... the joys of country living.