I am my own slave driver. The stack keeps growing in that chair. I think there are still 6 tops in there to quilt and another two besides those that still need binding sewn on. And I need to get everything in the mail next Friday. I need lots of good sewing vibes sent my way right about now. I could also use a clone. A close would be very handy. My house would thank me. We’ve all been sick over here for two weeks. Come to find out it was walking pneumonia. I’m the last one left sick, and I know it’s because I’ve been running myself down, going to bed late at night and not eating enough during the day, so I was asking for it. I was going to have a super fun post up today, but I wasn’t at all happy with the photos. Even the slightest amount of blur where I don’t want it bugs me. So I will be re-photographing that today and have it up tomorrow. I received some fun goodies in the mail from JetPens earlier this week and I want to share them with you and a fun project idea I have for us for next month. (Those goodies will come in handy for the project.) So be sure to stop in tomorrow at some point and see what that’s all about. I think you will really enjoy it. It will be a good exercise in creativity for quilting and project making, even if you’re not in the quilting or project making mood in the summer.
Every one seems to have enjoyed my last post on quilting evolution. Some of you said you felt you oscillate between “rungs”, but I really think you step from one to the next, and sometimes the habits of that last “rung” are where you are happy. Just because you still have a “just go with it” attitude, doesn’t mean you aren’t progressing. We all progress, just at different rates and in different ways. There is nothing wrong with the way you quilt, or if you don’t think you fit one of those categories, not everyone will, and it wasn’t meant to categorize everyone, it was just an observation of quilting on the whole. And I’m happy to say I think everyone got that, even without me saying it.
Remember that you are the only one that you need to please when quilting. Be happy with where you are and enjoy the process. Don’t compare yourself and think you need to do “better”, change what you don’t like because it’s what you want, not what you think you need to do. Quilting is about (or should be about) the enjoyment of the process. Think about everything that goes into sewing that quilt, the happiness, frustration, all the dinners that had to be made and time spent with the family… It’s funny to think of all of those things, but every little bit goes into that quilt and builds it’s story. My point is this: Enjoy the process, don’t beat yourself up if your seams don’t align, and continue to grow and learn.