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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Expectations, acceptance & moving forward!

About a week ago I had one of those fragile sewing days...you know...I am sure you have had a project that wasn't going right...for whatever reason...and it reduced you to a quivering mess!Sadly that was me last week...normally calm...usually controlled...a mess!
It was my Sue Ross BOM- a mammoth project that I have been chipping away at...but I almost let it defeat me...ALMOST! And this is where EXPECTATIONS come in.
As with lots of BOM's we are not sure of what they will look like when completed...great excitement as we all love the innovation & technique of Sue Ross...we have all oohed & aahed over her designs for years...as she does do the most beautiful & technical work. I had my idea of what it would look like...but I was not totally correct...but I foolishly failed to see that even though it was a little different it was still amazing. The BOM was a challenge- but in a really GOOD way...techniques refreshed...new skills learnt...boundaries well & truly stretched!I am not going to say it was easy...what in life that is worthwhile is easy?
But I expected fairly close to perfection from myself...and that has not been easy or reasonable and it probably has been a lot to expect from a pile of pretty fabrics.
Now let me get to ACCEPTANCE! I now know that sometimes things are not exactly going to turn out how I expected...and that is okay! Some very wise women said to me to not be so hard on myself & perhaps points can float without a cataclysmic event happening! They said to have faith in myself & my judgments.
My goodness blogland is full of kind wise women!
On breathing slowly & getting out my blocks tonight I smiled at these fabric friends and saw them for all their beauty, the fabrics are fresh & fun, the blocks great!
Just need to get them together now!
So MOVING FORWARD, thankyou to all who patted my hand, shared their wisdom, sympathised & made me see the beauty anew...I can't wait to finish this this quilt!
Cardygirl xx

17 comments:

Jackie said...

Yay!! Moving forward is a good thing and it will be a quilt of awesome beauty when it is complete. You go girl, I am right behind cheering you on!

SandyN said...

Good to here the news.... Keep moving forward. I know that you will really enjoy your work and what you have learnt once it is all finish. I do agree it is a fun and beautiful quilt...

Sandy N

Ann Marie said...

Glad you are happy about the quilt again. Your applique looks fabulous. It's inspiring me to work on mine next.

Lori said...

Sometimes it is hard to not want everything perfect. I'm glad you can see the beauty in your project and not all that may be wrong.
Cheers to moving forward!!

beth said...

your quilt will be absolutely stunning!!! We all struggle with expectations. Keep up the great work.

Jan said...

I am so pleased you have gone back to your quilt ,and sound so positive ,I must say it looks fantastic ...love Jan xx

Chookyblue...... said...

so is today a sewing day????
1 more sleep...........yippee.......

Maree: said...

I am hearing You!..Moving forward is a Good Thing & You have Motivated Me to get my Blocks out & get something finished....At Least.You are Nearly There...
cheers

Bec said...

Looking forward to seeing how you put the quilt top together now! So pleased you are feeling better about it.

Julia said...

Moving forward is a good thing and it will be beautiful Alison..
You will be so happy when it's finished and I'm sure you'll love it then.
Julia ♥

One for a wish.. said...

Good for you..glad you've managed to take that big breath and start again. It will look terrific!

Vivian said...

I have no doubt that your project will be lovely, memorable, and well worth the work and worry.
You're so right to recognize the wise women on the web. There's always somebody to make us feel better and to help us see the good in what we do. Bravo for quilters world wide!

Robyn said...

I'm so excited that you've come to this conclusion...
You are a wise woman who does beautiful work!!!! :-)

Miriam said...

Wow!! Your work is spectacular! I can't wait to see a photo of all your blocks together!
Well done! The look perfect to me!

GardenofDaisies said...

This block looks pretty magnificent to me! Your quilt is going to be stunning!!

Kylie said...

Glad to see you have finally come to terms with your quilt and are moving forward with it. It is such a gorgeous quilt and I can't wait to see it all put together. Hope you enjoyed your weekend at Nundle - can't wait to see what you have made. xxx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Cardy you have been so busy with you sewing and your posting and I'm so far behind.
Everything looks lovely. Wish I could get back to lots of sewing too.