This phrase “the ugliest improv” came to mind many times as I sewed last night.
I kept thinking it sounded like a ballet… Except nothing about what I was doing felt graceful and ballet-like.
Because this happened.
Let me back up.
First, February’s task for my do. Good Stitches circle is an improv block a la Natalie from Greenleaf Goods. Second, I have a tendency not to read instructions. It’s a fault, I know. I’m working on it.
Natalie wrote lovely instructions, but I read “improv” and “scraps” and was off to the races.
Natalie clearly said to use smaller pieces and to start with the center and build borders around till the block is complete. With the exception of continually not reading instructions, I am excellent at repeating tasks and learning lessons from my gosh-awful mistakes.
But, Natalie, you’re still going to get “The Ugliest Improv” in the mail with these other two blocks. You may laugh and scoff and practice your basketball moves as you send it to the garbage. The shame from revealing it to you will be worth the lesson learned. Or maybe you can slice and dice it and sew in a pirouette over my clumsiness.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday. I may be stretching the definition of work-in-progress, but I’m pretty sure it’s obvious that my improv skills are very much “in-progress” this week!