Monday, January 9, 2012

A Tale of Two Pillows

  This photo shows two pillows I recently made and gave as gifts. The one on the right is pieced, has piped edges, a rosette, and I designed it to open in the back for washing or re-stuffing. It took a lot longer to make than I thought it would but I love how it turned out. The pillow on the left was much simpler and took less time to make. It's nice enough, but I don't love it. Writing can be like that.

  Good writing usually takes longer. You've got to put in the time and it always takes longer than you thought it would. We add specially touches through revisions because we have the attitude of not settling for less. We learn something that can make it better and use it. We put in hard work to make it perfect and end up with a beautiful product. Voila!

  This example follows the four steps to success that I posted last week. (Scroll down to view.)
  ATTITUDE + TIME + HARD WORK + KNOWLEDGE = SUCCESS  
Now get out there and show the world some success!

3 comments:

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Love it! Still working on the piping of my story... :)

Renae W. Mackley said...

Piping is one of those special touches that make all the difference. Thanks for visiting, Shelly.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I love the pillows! And I love the analogy. So true!