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How many projects at one time are too many?

Posted by sewindulge on March 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

How exciting!  I am working on a chennile quilt (beautiful green and pink floral), smocking a baby heirloom dress, smocking a light green top for a dress for my granddaughter, a peach and brown Mystery quilt and trying to finish a Hawaiian applique top.  That does not count all of the other started projects that got moved to the back of the line.  Too numerous to mention!  My sew group are in the process of planning a beautiful french braid quilt - can't wait, but I must!  How many projects going are too many?  I keep all of my started projects in neat little plastic shoebox containers (labeled of course), to keep the projecct in tact.  Then as time allows, I work on them.  What are you doing with your unfinished projects?  How many projects are too many?  I will be posting pictures as I complete them.  Stay tuned....I will finish some of them.

The Dreamer Experiment

Posted by sewindulge on February 5, 2010 at 9:27 AM

I think I have always dreamed of running my own business! I just think that way. I have had numerous ideas throughout the years. Of course, I thought they were "brilliant!" In the early years of my marriage, my husband would tell me all the reasons that idea would not work. I thought of him as the "dream squasher!" Don't get me wrong, he is very practical and I have found that many of his sqashings have been for my own good. Anyway, a change occurred when he heard someone on the radio explaining NOT to discount the dreamer! Hmmm. These are the great ideas that have transformed our lives as we know it. He no longer told me how that would not work, but now he "encouraged" the idea. Now this was a new concept. I was now faced with my own confidence and could no longer blame him for not supporting me. So, this time when I threw the idea about Sew Indulge to him, he actually said that he thought it was a "good" idea. That was the green light to try. So here is the experiment of a dreamer. I started down the path of starting my own business. I applied for a business license, created a web site, and a few thousand hours later here we are. Actually selling my idea! I admit I have a long way to go, but I am rolling. I also being practical, am trying to start up my company on a "shoestring" (they call it). I have learned just naive I am! I thought by having a website, people would just arrive! I quickly found out there are alot of other people out there selling and offering services. I am trying to connect with people using the newest social sites available. It really is hard work trying to figure out what others want and how to get the word out. Follow along with me to see just how far this dream will take us!

Quilt Class Memories

Posted by sewindulge on July 28, 2009 at 10:52 AM

I was thinking about all of the fun times we had when my friends Bev and Debbie were teaching quilting classes.  It was exciting to teach new quilters all about quilting.  As you bond with your group, it is amazing how many things "stick" as far as people's preferences for color and style go.  One new quilter was gravitating toward "Yellow".  Now, everytime I see that color yellow, the term for me is "Connie Yellow".  I am also reminded of the time we had been working weeks on a "Jazzy Jacket", the one that has lots of different fun applications.  When it came down to cutting the pattern out, I noticed that one member had the scissors in hand and was "going for" the fabric with way too much vigor.  I was horrified....all I could do is shout "Don't touch it!".  It is funny, that to this day, if we want to make each other laugh, all we need to say is "Don't touch it!".  Fond, fond memories.  Do you have some memories that you'd like to share?  It would be fun to read about them.

Have a great day and happy sewing!


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