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Friday, February 1, 2013

Sewing because you like it.


You may have noticed a new badge on my blog

Courtesy of Dixie DIY via so i sewed this

it reminded me of this quote which I frequently share with students.

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work" - Aristotle

Just a reminder, to enjoy the process, to think quality and not quantity. 
 Reflect on your goals and achievements.

Sip a drink, smell the roses, 
Citrus and Orange Milk Glass

soak in the glorious colors and textures of your current project.


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While trying to gain a new skill, don't overlook your progress so far.


Paco
Join a class, snack on some chocolate, remember to breath..just enjoy the process

A friendly reminder for myself and my friends

9 comments:

  1. My first blog read of the morning, and it's perfect. Just perfect. :)

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  2. Glad you're focusing on enjoyment too, Lynne! and you have some great ideas, i'm especially drawn to the one that involves snacking on some chocolate ;)

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    1. Just be careful to keep some wet naps handy. You wouldn't want to get any creamy delicious chocolate on your fabrics.

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  3. All so true - we do tend to ride in the fast lane all too much when sewing...thanks for putting on the brakes!

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    1. Yes, while sewing for others the fast lane is required but while sewing for myself a pleasure cruise is lovely.

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  4. I'm also trying to remind myself that sewing is supposed to be fun and that not everything has to be functional or practical in my everyday wardrobe.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Stephanie. You are so right I need to add this to my list as well. It's time to make myself a lovely cocktail dress, just for the pure enjoyment of working with silk:)

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  5. Thanks, Lynne, just the reminder I needed right now! I've been so focused on the sewing I must do for clients, that when I find time to sew for myself, everything becomes harder and less enjoyable, with much less success than I'd wish. I think I really need to adopt your philosophy, and find my way back to loving to sew, rather than always feel like I'm stealing time to sew the garments I really want to make.

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