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Overconfidence is not good… it makes you make bold things, it makes you feel overly secured and safe, it makes you feel that you don’t need to be careful or verify if you are doing things right. Not. Good.

Can you spot what went wrong here??

Fire camp poncho

I made my son a scouts fire camp poncho and since I already made one I thought I knew what I was doing and just went and did it (maybe I wanted to be over with it more than I think πŸ™‚ or want to admit.) Taking pictures because you know I could make a great tutorial and everything!

I was almost done, just the badge to sew when I had the good idea to try it on… It took me more than 2 minutes trying to understand why my back wasn’t covered all the way down. Β Even thinking that the throw I used wasn’t the same size as the previous one… yep. I used the wrong middle. So the “sleeves” were way to long and the back and front way too short. LOL! Β I had to rip the pocket off, flip the thing and sew it back. But now, the cord isn’t on the front anymore. Kind of weird looking to have it on the shoulder but hey, i won’t be making another one, so that will do πŸ™‚ Β kissed goodbye to the tutorial and was done… but laugh a good bit at my overconfidence πŸ˜‰

(this fire camp poncho is made from a minky throw, bias tape, cord and cord stopper, zippered pocket from an old pair of pants)

Here’s another example… (I tend to be on the low self esteem side so it’s kind of weird that I’m talking about overconfidence lol)

I was driving back from the babysitter house toward the school since Rachel and her son had to go to preschool. street was icy, snowy and muddy and I though: More than 10 years of driving and no accident… Not bad!

and what do you know? 30 seconds later (literally!), BAM! my first accident… I was trying to turn left on the main street and a towing truck was blocking part of the way. I was very cautious and checked twice before turning, but I think I thought the white car was a snow bank (having the sun in the eyes and everything) and never ever saw it. Poor old lady, she never saw it coming either… Every one is fine and safe, but not so much for the van…

my car accident...

Here’s what my house looks like with all the snow we received… (45 cm in one day! that was an amazing snow storm!)

snow at my place :)

And the woods just besides my house πŸ™‚ so lovely!

wood just besides my house


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Hi there! Love crafting and sewing, taking pictures and show it all :)

19 responses »

  1. I know just how you feel! I’ve done that a few times on projects, then kicked myself afterwards.

  2. That’s a lot of snow. Recently I picked up for a button band, stitches on the armhole edge rather than the front edge, and wondered why it was so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!
    To err is human…

  3. I had heard Eastern Canada had a major snowfall. 45 cm in one day is a lot of snow! I am always appreciative when things are running smoothly in my life and slightly cautious that things can change so easily. I am so glad that the accident was just a fender bender and everyone is OK. It is inconvenient but it could have been worse. Take care~ Thea

  4. Last pic is so beautiful πŸ˜‰ Oh, I know about snow, we had so much right? so sorry about the accident, I can’t believe after 10 years you had 1, but at least you guys are good and safe πŸ˜‰ btw, I am always on the low self-esteem side too but you know ; I am glad you showed this to all of us, I like your blog is so real and your projects are always so nice and hey I’m in the middle of a project and it’s not working because I didn’t things trough πŸ˜‰ so I have to start all over again πŸ˜‰

    • Keep on trying, you’ll see the end of it! Can’t wait for you to blog about that project! Thanks for your nice compliments πŸ˜‰ can’t do thing differently but being myself, i think it’s part of the INFJ’s personnality πŸ˜‰ i try to be as honest with myself as i am for the others! Not always easy though lol! Yep, that was a heap of snow, but it’s all melting now… A wonderful day to you my dear!

  5. Thank you πŸ˜‰ For us too the snow in our backyard is melting πŸ˜‰ thanks again, I might post an update of the project because it’s taking longer then I thought it would ha!ha! πŸ˜‰ good day to you too! πŸ˜‰

  6. Oh, I’m so sorry about the accident! I’m glad everyone was OK. We’ve had lots of cold and snow around here, too.
    Stay warm!

  7. oh my gosh, i can’t tell you how many times i mess things up! i’m definitely not overconfident & often get so frustrated that i have to walk away from some projects πŸ˜‰

    • That is a wise way to deal with it! I must do that more often, sometimes i am a stuborn lady:) like when my sewing machine won’t cooperate whatever i do to it…. I turn it off and when i come back the day after, switch it on and she running as well as is suppose to. Try to understand something… πŸ™‚

  8. Good post. I made a resolution this year that I was going to try not to rush things… Don’t know if I will be able to stick to it πŸ™‚

  9. The best, and bright side of your error is that you were able to correct it. The Snow Storm looks similar to what we have on the East Coast. Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed Weekend! Mtetar


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