Designing Women

"he offered her the world she said she had her own"

I wish I could remember where I first read this quote. Probably pinterest. I just remember saving it and then searching for its author. Monique Duval. (Because you shouldn't have to google). And then pulling out a notepad to design my first embroidery pattern.
Obviously, it's been through some edits.
It was very scary to stitch. I had no photo of what looks good or what looks crazy. And no idea what colors to use. I just had to guess and then pull out the stitches I didn't like. Which happened a lot.
But I kept going. I wanted to finish. And it's so easy to say, "Well, I guess this isn't my thing," and put down my hoop and try something else. 
But, I think I've finally figured out that it would be better to fail spectacularly than to give up. Lucky for me, it wasn't a failure, this time. But I find myself curious to learn which of my next projects will be. And that makes choosing it all the more delightful.


Terri said...

Quite stunning.

Tina Louise said...

This is lovely!

Karima said...

Looks great!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I wasn't familiar with that quote until I saw this post, but I now very much adore it!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I love the saying, we as women should always make our own world! I love what you've done, and you are very creative to come up with the sketch and pick the colors that look very nice together. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Becolorful said...

Love Love Love and featured you on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful.