In my searches, I often see things that I would love to make but don't have the skills for. Then I realize some of the people sharing their finished products didn't either. I have been, I'll admit, slightly critical of others' "less-than-perfect" results. "How embarrassing," I'd find myself thinking, "that she thinks this is good enough to share with the world."
Well, living in our less-than-perfect situation, it is only fitting to be sharing my less-than-perfect projects. And I do it proudly. I am sharing these things because they make me feel happy, not because they're impressive. If you look closely, there are a lot of mistakes, but I still want to remember these projects that have made my less-than-perfect life so much more enjoyable these past months. They've been the little something I could look forward to each day, especially as they are things that I have had control over during a time when so many things are out of our hands. Besides, they keep me thinking of the little boy soon to join our family as they are for the nursery I'm planning for him.
(Ok, as a side note, since people are commenting on how things don't look flawed: I unpicked at least 50% of what I did on the quilt and in the end the squares didn't all match up, the zig-zags on the pillow are spaced unevenly even though I measured the distance between with a ruler then pinned them, the crib skirt somehow ended up not quite squared at the corners, and if you saw how many times I scratched and scraped the Mod-Podge off to tear off some wayward, wrinkly part of the collages, it would make you crazy!)