Taking.The.Plunge

Starting a blog is not unlike the process one must go through to start a quilt…so why is this so hard?

There are so many questions to answer and decisions to make. What fabric to use? (WordPress.) What pattern? (Twenty Eleven.) Who is it for? (Me or Them.) Will the recipient even like it and does it really matter? (Maybe, on both accounts.) And the widgets…so many widgets.

Should I break up a set of coveted prints? (Yes.) Or continue to hoard them? (Maybe only for a little while. Those Melody Miller prints sure look great all bundled up by the folks at Kokka.) Should they be used together? (Maybe, but likely they won’t.) I realize these questions aren’t making sense, but they do have meaning.

Of course there are questions about grammar and style. (Taking the quilt to the long-arm quilter is easy, but is it selling out? Will I ever get better at free-motion quilting if all I ever quilt is straight lines with the presser foot down?)

I’ve learned through the years to make what I like. Stay true to myself. One thought keeps running through my mind— you can’t please anyone if you don’t please yourself. So, I’ll stick with what I know and the outcome will surely be positive. Or positive enough, for me. At some point, you just have to make that first cut. And fabric litter on the floor is the sure sign of progress.

Here goes nothing…Or SOMETHING.

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