Last summer, I thought that in a couple days I would be able to embroider words on sashings and a border for a simple wall hanging. Knowing that I generally under estimate time on a project, I gave myself a week. I blogged about it here, here and here.
In the end, I finished. It took me lots longer than I had planned! At the finish moment, I felt confident that I could repeat the process. Then as time passed, doubt and fear began to creep into my thoughts. Could I do "it" again?
"It" being successful at embroidering the words and not spending a couple months with the process. I do want to be proficient embroidering words. There are projects that I envision words adding more dimension.
Remember those six Christmas package blocks that I won?
Well, it was time to work on the second set of three! Of course, in the beginning, I had planned to use the same words. Circumstances changed. I needed some different words.
It was back to the design stage. Would I remember the steps? I had taken notes. I decided to use some of the same words. I spent time deciding on what the new words would be. The project started to feel like it was getting too complicated. I waited a day or two, thinking about ways to simplify what I was doing.
December 1, I had an idea. I turned the idea into text and then into embroidery. December 3, I began to embroider.
It's December 4th and I've one border left to embroider. I still have some adjustments to make. Sans border, this is what it looks like now. It has been a faster process. Now I'm asking myself, why was I letting fear hold me back??? Answer: Because I didn't want to fail! Well, I haven't failed! Wahoo! :)
Now a question for you, dear readers! Have you let fear hold you back? Please, tell me in the comments.