The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Ok! so I said I would update on Monday and Thursday. Well you know about those best laid plans. Yesterday I was in the studio sewing all day and just couldn't stop!
Meet Licorice she is a very close friend of mine! I love her dearly because she is so strong and loyal..very dependable. She is easy to travel with! I keep her bags packed and take her with me frequently. She loves Aurifil thread which keeps her slim, tidy and in shape! Do you have names for your quilting friends/tools?
I have been sewing in the studio the past two days and have had some time to reflect on my business, and the vision for what I am working so hard to achieve. If you have a romantic vision that owning a quilt design company is all play and strips of fabric flying everywhere.. let me help you put those visions aside. The technology and business end of starting a company like mine has a steep learning curve. Then there is the design element with the sewing and changing and experimenting...(I love that part no kidding.) There is the writing, editing, proofreading, publishing, marketing end..this is the most exhausting and scary part of my work and I am learning more and more everyday. Here is the big one, the quilt industry is full of quilt designers, it is competitive and I have learned you better have your "A" game on at all times. Make no mistake about it I AM WORKING! I remember my Dad saying "Anytime your hobby becomes a business it ceases to be an activity you do just for pleasure." For the most part that is right but the flip side of that is... how blessed am I to be working in a field that I love? How many people can really say that?? It is a wonderful gift! I have had a few rough days in the past week that make me wonder if I have what it takes or better yet...Have I lost my mind. I am surrounded with wonderful friends and family who cheer me on so I get over those yucky thoughts in a hurry and just go back to work. I love the new designs I have in the pipeline so much I can't wait to get them out of the studio and into pattern and production form. Wow! I am going on and on...Thanks for listening... Back to the studio!