A VERY new quilter expressed her feelings of inadequacy, and probably ours as well! But one lady made a comment that reminded me of my own focus. "But you have to fill your tool box."
So I dusted off my fanny, stood up and consulted my notes on the basics of design. You cannot do any job without the knowledge, the tools and then the experiences. As a group and as individuals we are new to the job. Some have experience in related fields: painters, sewers, embroiderers, etc. and a lot of us have read and drooled and accumulated the practical tools which are still in their original packaging. We need to put it all together and begin to begin. And we aren't going to look like any other group and while we may influence one another, we aren't going to be copies of one another.
So much as I wanted to yell to c'mon back next week and we'll really show you what we can do...
No; we'll continue with the basics. We'll fill our tool box with the basics of what will make what we envision achievable. And probably more importantly, we'll work on being comfortable enough to be ourselves as we take what we learn and make it our own.
So as I look down a week that is already running ahead of me I'll straighten my tool box, consult the work orders and build on what I already know and courageously confront, what if...
What a great reminder for all of us. I must remember to fill my tool box. Thank you. Keep creating...
I love the idea of beginning to begin.
What a great reminder to "fill our tool box"!
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