It has mistakes in it because I didn't follow the instructions, I thought that they must be wrong, they didn't make sense, I could work it out better.
Turns out, I followed MY rules and got into a pickle.
Sue unpicked and revised and offered sage advice: follow the instructions. They are there for a reason. They work.
We're moving through 1 Peter in church and on a Post-It note I have this:
Love one another deeply, from the heart
(1 Peter 1:22, NIV)
Peter's instructions to a displaced people in a foreign land are there for a reason. They work.
I'm making a note to self to follow the instructions.
And I am very proud of my little tea cosy.