That seems to be my motto. I'm not sure why! If there is more than one way to do a task, you can bet I will choose the harder one! Not on purpose, mind you - I am usually trying to pick the lazy way!
Case in point. Working on the memory book, I decided that prairie points was the only way to frame this photo. No real reason; it's just what I decided. I'm making it up as I go along, you know!
Two problems came up right away: (1) working with small squares of fabric would be pretty tedious, and (2) I've never actually done prairie points before! But - I have worked with ribbon before, so let's make a prairie point-ish ribbon border!
Now, I'm not about to cut individual strips of ribbon. So you will notice that the inside loops are MUCH bigger than the framing loops! With two colors I would fold one, stitch part way, loop around the other color and fold, stitch, loop. Repeat. I'm pretty sure that this method took just as long as real PPs would have taken. Nonetheless, I persevered ('cause I'm stubborn that way) and following a careful trim we have a decent border.
And a layer of ribbon to cover the cut edges . . .
Uh-oh. I hate wasting ribbon! (Yeah, like it's so rare and expensive. NOT!)
Most of you would probably just toss this little pile of scraps. Not me! Now I am working on figuring what to do with very short scraps of ribbon! I'm sure I'll come up with something - and you can bet it will be the most tedious, difficult, and frustrating project I can think up!