Friday, April 28, 2017

I've Learned A Few Things Over The Past 2 Days...

It's Friday. Just 2 days after I gave myself 3 days to make 5 Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilts. That was quite a challenge. I typically only work on 1 quilt at a time and that takes most of a single day. The same holds true for a lot of the DIY Dog Mom Projects I complete. However, on May 20th we're participating in the Annual Spring Festival and Craft Show. It'll be our first event in the town we live in. I've only got 2 weeks to prep. The luxury of making 1 DIY Dog Mom Project at a time is not an option.

On the overnight I napped. After Lisa left for work, I dozed off for about an hour. Got up. Drank almost an entire pot of coffee. Sat at the table. I sewed and sewed and sewed.

The goal was to get all of the quilt fronts done and the appliques cut and sewed. We've got a busy weekend ahead of us, including having company over for dinner on Sunday, so I wanted to get as much done as I could today.

I made it happen.

Throughout the hustle and bustle of getting 5 Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilts made, I've learned a few things...

1. It's okay to work on more than one of the same thing at a time. Prior to this week, I've always preferred to work on 1 quilt or a single DIY Dog Mom Project at a time. I'm not a fan of mass production. I've always thought mass production diminishes any sense of "unique" and "one of a kind." But, that's not the case. Every single Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilt is unique. One of a kind. I won't be making duplicates. They're all gorgeous.

2. I have the ability, motivation, and determination to make several DIY Dog Mom Projects at a time. Yes, it can be done. I can do this. Why have I been limiting myself? I seriously could kick myself in the ass for adhering to such a strict mind frame prior to this week. You live. You learn. You evolve. There's no sense in dwelling in the weeks and months prior. At this point, I'd much rather focus on face forward. Onward march.

3. Things are going to change. I've got the resources. I've got the materials. Lisa is fully on board with helping out with DIY Dog Mom Projects. She's already cutting wood for the projects I'll be working on all next week. There's no reason why I have to limit myself to a single project at a time. There's a lot of projects I can complete within a week or even a few days. That translates to having more opportunities and expanding.

Of course, as I'm knee deep in fabric and thread, and sporting a fabric tape measure and pencil nestled in my sloppy bun, things wouldn't be complete without a little luscious red sipped from my favorite Doggy Wine Glass.

I've got this.

No, seriously, I do.

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