I am involved in an online block swap. I have written about it here – https://quiltingonthecove.com/2013/03/07/block-swap/
All of the people who are participating in the Swap are posting on a Forum. When I sign my posts I write Faith in ME. Of course my name is Faith and I live in Maine. Hence the sign off.
One of the other participates mentioned that she appreciated the signature because it caused her to pause and have “Faith in ME”. I was touched by this sentiment. We do need to have Faith in ourselves, we need to have confidence to take a risk. We need to have the courage to do things that may make us a bit uncomfortable – an example of this is me writing this blog. I still have doubts when I think of a topic that anyone will even be interested enough to read it.
I have doubts when I pull piles of fabrics out of my stash to start a quilt. Do these fabrics really go, should I use one color or another? All of these self doubts bombard us on a daily basis – sometimes it involves our relationships, sometimes it involves our jobs or career choices. We have to learn to trust our guts!!! Don’t have “buyers remorse”.
Right now I am working a quilt challenge – all of the participants had do bring in an 8″ square of fabric. 21 of us are involved.
So we each need to make a quilt using all 21 different fabrics and it can’t be larger than 144″ outside dimension. So I started to cut these fabrics and work out how I was going to use them all to make a quilt. I have to have “Faith in ME” that I would choose the correct design and use of these fabrics. I don’t have any extra – once it is used it is gone. I will keep you posted – I started to sew last night. So far so good. I have an idea I just have to be very careful not to make mistakes that prevent me from achieving my desired results.
Learn from your experiences and have Faith in ME.
It is chilly and breezy here today – hope some warmer weather is on the way.
Faith in ME