I wrote a post yesterday, clicked "Publish," did something else for an hour or so, then came back and deleted it. Then, almost immediately, I regretted deleting it, so I went to Google Reader and salvaged it from there. Sheesh.
Ever second guess yourself? (Maybe the better question is, how often?) Do you ever think, oh no, someone is going to read this and get the wrong impression, thinking this when I meant that, and then...
Then what? Criminy, I need to quit imagining things, (a), and (b) own it.
I gotta be me. Even if me is an overthinker.
So here is yesterday's post, and below that, an update.
P.S. - I'm pretty jazzed about the update!
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Trip or Skip?
Are you Scrappy Tripping? I'm happy for you, if you are, as I am very much enjoying seeing all the cool blocks turning out. I have wanted to get on board with the Scrappy Trip Along since early on, but now here's the thing. Now that there are 5,256,682.5 other people doing it, I don't so much want to anymore. Isn't that ridiculous? Don't answer that, please.
See, it's the contrarian in me. The part that's still a college student a credit short of a full load, deciding to blow off class once again, riding her 12-speed past the other students on the mall and then beyond and out to Tripp Lake (ironic, but a real place), slathering up with SPF 0 and frying in the midday sun while chain smoking herself dizzy on a half pack of Salem Lights.
But I guess I've learned a few things in the years since, and not all of them from the Surgeon General.
So instead of breezing on by, I decided to see how much fun I might be missing. And now is as good a time as any to say, you all sure have some fine-looking scraps. Either that, or it's really hard to make an ugly block (and there again is that part of me that thinks I should be the one to try).
Well, I made two...
...and I think that may be it for me. Maybe I'll knock out a few more at some point, or not. In any case, I'm happy to enjoy the Trip vicariously, if nothing else.
Now, has anyone seen my bike?
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Update: So I had an idea this morning, as I paged through 15 Minutes of Play (love-love-love that book). Why not "play" with my Scrappy Trip blocks? Cut them apart and make something else with them, like "made" fabric?
And, oh my gosh, was THAT fun!
By doing some judicious cutting, I was able to make two blocks from one repurposed Trip block. First, I made Square in a Square, Squared.
Then I made a Sawtooth Star.
And finally, a Scrap Star.
That, my friends, is what I'm talking about!
So, to summarize: Follow the crowd, follow your own path, but always follow your bliss. Say your piece and mind your piecing.
Someone remind me of that when I forget again.