Thursday, October 27, 2011

Overload! I drove to South Amana (Iowa) to deliver the quilts to Stephanie. I get there and she looks over the projects and gives me all this wonderful praise which in itself was enough. But then she tells me she wants me to keep designing with this fabric and another line coming out soon...she's talking about all her plans and I'm listening and I'm dumbfounded. Doesn't she know I'm just a 'retired' physical therapist? I'm no artist! I'm just pretending...or am I?

I get in the car and ask my did I have the "deer in the headlights" look on my face that I was feeling inside? She laughs at me and says no, I didn't look or sound like an idiot. When I started my Etsy site a couple years ago I felt humbled by all that is available out there but figured I'd at least try it, but it will surely be at least a year before anyone would buy anything and even then...I probably can't make any real money at this...and no one respects you for making quilts.

Boy was I wrong...moral of the story: Keep on towards doing what you love and quite possibly it will work out and you will never have to complain about your job again!!!

Now I am back home and I have so many ideas in my head I cannot sew fast enough. I have to remind myself to breathe and just enjoy the process. I have a hefty list of projects to accomplish over the next few weeks and money coming in to pay off those pesky bills to boot:) Life is good!

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