September 10, 2012
Just Do it, Already
If you think I save fear for the big things in my life, you'd be wrong. That list is full of all manner of things. I spent a good part of Friday afraid to start this sewing project. My list of concerns was growing by the hour: I couldn't find a tutorial for an envelope pillow cover that uses 2 different fabrics, I was afraid to use the Cabbages and Roses fabric on the front because well, I'm just afraid to use my favorite fabrics, what if I didn't like the fabric combo when I was done, what if I totally screwed it up, and on and on.
I finally just made myself start. And it all went smoothly. Except I sewed one of the covers inside out and had to rip it apart and resew it. Also, if I had it to again, I would have made the top part of the back a little longer and I think I need to add a button to keep it properly closed. So, to recap, it didn't turn out perfectly. Guess what?? The world did not come to an end. And I'm proud of myself for doing it. And I love my pillows.
Leave it to me to turn making pillow covers into a lesson on not letting fear take over. The truth is, I'm working hard to not let fear get in the way of the living of my life. Now I'm inspired to take on something else that had me fearful because that's how this stuff works. I'm a work in progress. Clearly.