Well, I almost have my stuff together. I think it took me 44 years to figure myself out, and I may not be done yet. I love to sew and craft, but I’ve been trying to do everything that catches my interest on a large scale instead of picking something to focus on. I have decided to focus on sewing which is ironic because that is the name of one of my other blogs where I never write. The projects that catch my eye and my interests in general lean significantly towards kids and babies so I’m going to focus my sewing projects there with a few things for the grown ups too. I’ve sold a few things on the side and have a few orders from friends and acquaintances, so that is going well. I have some baby/toddler blankets listed in my Etsy shop and I’ve started a Facebook page, Flamingo and Owl to promote my Etsy shop of the same name.
I was really trying to do too much and found that I didn’t have time for what I really like to do, which is sew. Now, I’ve made several blankets and some really cute burp cloths and am working on a few other projects that I’ll show you when I’m done. I forgot to take pictures of the projects that I’ve already finished that are the same as what I’m working on now, but here are some of my blankets and the one burp cloth that I’ve gotten a picture of.
I have a couple other baby blankets with different patterns and colors now and a lot more burp cloths, mostly Winnie-the-Pooh themed, and they are reserved for someone. I’m so excited that by limiting myself, I actually freed myself.
Another thing that I’ve learned about myself is that while I still love creating quilts, it’s actually the tops that I like making and I’m not as enthusiastic about doing the quilting itself. It’s a good thing that I know a few people locally with long arm machines who are willing to hire out their services. One lady from my quilt club actually invited me over to her house and taught me the basics of using a long arm machine. It’s something that I would love to learn as well as practicing free motion on my small machine, but I’m content for now to let someone else do it for me, at least the big projects.