The journey is the reward. ~ Chinese proverb
There is much information to be gained by reading an instruction manual. Close reading often requires rereading. I gather an enormous amount of satisfaction from making something myself. I will make time for what matters to me. I can coach myself. Being willing to talk to myself is a strength. Impending impatience can, in fact, be averted. First efforts inform second efforts. I love choosing my own materials. Following a pattern once helps me adapt it to my own personal needs next time. Any progress at all – however small – is almost as fulfilling as finishing. I learn best by doing. And often, redoing. I am – currently – unafraid of mistake making. Creation inspires more creation. I still have dreams and hopes and learning yet to come.
I’m hopeful you’ll find my resource helpful:
Along with many other enjoyable projects, the pattern for this reusable bowl cover can be found in the lovely book – Simply Living Well – by Julia Watkins. You’ll find Julia’s website of the same name here. Julia can be found on Instagram @simply.living.well
4 thoughts on “lessons learned from a sewing project”
Thanks for the links to Julia’s social sites. Lovely. I think our learning patterns are similar. I tend to do a lot of rereading and remaking. Always better in the end.
Yes! And the patience! The patience to allow myself the opportunity to learn is new! Perhaps I’ve banished the need for perfection once and for all?
‘Any progress at all – however small – is almost as fulfilling as finishing.’
Yes, this is true. And kind of like a reward for each small step we take.
Exactly! My time is a bit full these days. I’ve realized there is pleasure in small steps toward a larger goal. That kind of thinking and feeling is new for me! Thank you for the encouragement!