Cleaning up and OUT of my sewing room this past week has brought up a lot of feelings, ideas and emotions.
When you first start to quilt you discover
there is a 3 step process.
The beginning: The idea, the pattern, the fabric.
The middle: The cutting, the piecing, the quilt top finished
The end: The quilting, by hand/machine and the binding
And, that with each step the process
will become complete.
But, going through my fabric closet, cleaning out paperwork, notebooks and idea sheets, I noticed I’ll never be done. And, is that alright with me?
Am I able to let it be alright?
After a week of thinking, I don’t think it’s the things, the buffet, the sewing machine, I think it’s the ideas. The patterns which have been drawn and will never be made, that pull at my heart. With the fix it mentality I have, these patterns may not get made but may be given? I’m still trying to work that process out in my head?
But, what I have learned, it has to be alright. We have chosen these next steps, not made to make them. I’ll be alright and that my new 3 step process is:
The beginning: Open to all ideas
The middle: Jump in and do
The end: Enjoy the process, my new 3 steps
And, what ever happens,
Laugh, smile and be happy
Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns