Have you ever "met" the "long arm Boogie Man"? Well, I have. He usually hides in the corner of my sewing room hidden from from plain sight. But, nonetheless he can be quite persuasive with his negative talk. He says things like... "The project you wanna quilt? Well, it's just gonna be a big MESS! You don't know what you are doing! You're just gonna make mistakes...ones you can't fix!"
Or he tries to convince me I just don't have time to start it and get it done in a particular amount of time. I do try to argue...but, I usually end up procrastinating...WAY too long! =(
Ida (my Innova Long Arm) sits patiently, waiting to share time with me. She knows that together we can make some nice quilts. They might not be perfect or fancy...but, they are NICELY finished.
Well, after several months of letting that Boogie Man overwhelm me with his hindering (mind blocking) negativity, I finally dressed Ida and slipped her switch on. It really felt good to hear Ida's sweet engine happily helping me to create my not-so-famous loopy "E"s.
This is a small quilt that I quilted for a VERY special, VERY long-time friend (actually more like a second mom). We took our first quilting class together nearly 35 years ago.
^ there's those loopy "E"s ^
Thank you, Ida (Innova) for helping to make the stitches nicely even.
This is a second small quilt for my friend that I have loaded on the frame ready to go. Breaking the process up in two steps (1) loading the frame (2) then, quilting...makes the project not feel as overwhelming. I can find more slots of time when I break it into at least 2 steps. Hopefully, I'm on a roll. Maybe, now that I've finished one, I've got a stronger/louder argument against the Long Arm Boogie Man