You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Well, Lest you think that I am perfect; today I will dispel that notion. I would like to talk about the Good, The Bad and the Ugly. No I am not talking about  the Clint Eastwood movie or about  my family for that matter. I am talking about attempts and results. It would be easy to tell you only of my successes. Sure you could go on thinking everything I do is easy. Not so! Here are three examples of what I mean.


O.K. these little Mary Jane style booties are good. I started them when my daughter told me she was pregnant. Again, I was sure it would be a forward. It was not a girl so this week I finished sewing them up and added the tiny pearl buttons. They will go to the next baby girl I hear about.


The Bad, no these darling booties are not bad but I am. You see my mother made these for my daughter 32 years ago. When I saw them they were exactly the way they are now. I offered to sew the buttons on for her because I had some and she didn't.......well you guessed it. I never got around to it and they stayed in my top dresser drawer all there years.  Oops. Oh well I will put the buttons on today.Hey, I'm sorry, I got busy. If you see Lucille, please don't let on.

 Yes, you are seeing this right. I don't know what happened. I have made baby UGGs before and they came out fine. So when my friend was pregnant with twins I decided to make pink wool UGGs for her little winter babies. Needless to say they didn't get sent and I never made the second pair.  I don't know where I went wrong. I guess I should have checked the gauge (or put down the wine).  If you know of a baby with one foot size 0 and the other size 7 let me know. I will send them along. (anonymously of course) Or second thought I may  just make another right one FOR ME; I am sure it would fit perfectly.
 Peace and Love....Please leave a comment so I know you were here. Feel free to follow me and tell me about your projects or anything else for that matter.



Rose said...

Jackie, I can not comment on your footwear foulups because I myself was known as the bootie bungler. However, it still counts as another step forward. I appreciate your straightforwardness and vulnerability. Keep at it. Love you, Rose

Meagan said...

Well - I guess I should Express my gratitude that you didn't feel that because they were green that my boy child aka - your Grandson could pull off the Mary Janes - second - I don't appreciate that you withheld booties from me for all those years - maybe thats why I almost didn't marry Nick - and finally the Ugly aren't so ugly - they are just different - and you must have made those as practice because the BROWN ones you made said grandson came out wonderfully - I am tempted to request a size 8 - but I'm afraid to as I see you are currently finishing only per 1981 projects - so instead I'll request man size 13 and he can take them to college :) keep on not finishing things so we have the pleasure of reading your fantastic mind at its best :)

Marissa said...

Those booties are cute!! Although I do have a penchant for rooting for the underdog.

Jackie said...

Thanks everyone. Rose if only we had those booties you made years ago, remember the ones that would have fit bigfoot? i love you always...xoxo

Jackie said...

Hey Meg, thanks for editing Believe me there are many more "old" projects coming. Should I finish the leisure suit I started for Dad in the 70's? Love to my "much wanted and loved" Grant!

Jackie said...

Marissa, I miss you! Thanks for following me. Of course you love the underdog. That is why you are a fantastic Spec. Ed. Teacher. I will miss you TERRIBLY! xoxox

sue said...

Yo, nice job. At least your can sainted grandmother taught me to knit approx. 10 times and sadly it never took (though I could knit and purl like a demon under her direct supervision). I went to North Shore cc today to look for that course, it is at, go to top of page, "look for courses", select non-credit, and you're looking for social media courses. Of course I now forget the name of the one I meant, I will have to leave another comment. Sigh. But it was something like "killer content" and it costs $49....

Keep at it! Sue

Jackie said...

Thanks Sue. I had a ball yesterday! Lets do it again.

Unknown said...

I think I signed in correctly. God knows. I'm on my phone. Love the most recent chair post. Keep up the good work and entertaining dialogue between you and siblings! Lol!

Finally finishing said...

Hey deb....good to see you! I have enough half done stuff to get me though my 50s, 60 and probably into my 70s. Follow me if you want. Thanks for leaving a comment. See you toooooo soon!