Yes, I've been feeling like the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz. Funny I know! I don't know what it was but every sewing project I set my mind to tackle just seemed so overcomplicated and intimidating. I now know that it wasn't the project that was the problem, but of course me. My confidence felt like it was at an all time low. Ironically during all of that I was reading & absorbing new sewing info, studying and reading your blogs but I was just just too out of sorts to start a new sewing project.
It's funny alot can change within a week. I'm still just as busy but somehow I was reminded of an old truth. The world will keep on turning whether I'm a part of it or not. I have to make the decision to jump back into things despite what I'm feeling. It's ok to be in a funk but it's not ok to stay in one.
We sometimes give our feelings too much credit. They can be up one day and down the next. People who truly want to accomplish something in life can NEVER wait on their feelings to give them the "green light". I don't know about you but I don't always feel confident, capable, talent, etc. But even if I don't feel it I HAVE TO KNOW that I am (and of course you are too)! So I've learned to push forward despite what I feel. To me this is the very definition of courage. Besides, I've done some of my best work when I didn't exactly feel the most confident.
So I snapped out of my funk and I'm back to my OLD self and I'm feeling great. To be quite honest I'm feeling a little to good---more so like this....
As a result I've decided to join the "Jacket a Month" sewing challenge. Thanks so much to Carolyn and Gigi Sews (two exceptional seamstresses) for spreading the Stitcher’s Guild sew-along info around . It's an awesome one and one I hope will drastically improve my tailoring capabilities by the year's end. So COUNT ME IN!!!! The month is almost over so I need to get started and settle on a project, and complete a jacket before the month's end.
Also, I'm currently working on a mini business wardrobe needed for some weekend business meetings I plan to attend with the non-profit organization I'm a part of. It's funny, business attire isn't fitting for my weekly job which is centered around a casual wardrobe of jeans, shirts, and sneaker. I work in a lab so I suspect heels and stockings aren't too fitting for that environment. It's kinda nice to dress in business attire for a change. Plus I can use it for church as well. I'm currently working with this pattern (I'll only show you the pattern and surprise you with the fabric once it's completed).
So this is everything's that's been going on with me. I'm pumped up and ready to go. How are you doing? Hope all is going well with your sewing!
BTW, Happy MLK Jr. Day......
Remember it's the "Dreamer's" who help change and shape our world for the better!!!!!