Tuesday, June 26, 2012

12x12x12 lessons

Stock up on Wonder Under when 1/2 price at Joann's

Set up 2 sewing machines so can go between free motion and sewing/piecing ;) if you have at least 2 machines why not. Please don't take this as an endorsement of overmachination. I'm down to 3 machines from a high of 5, not counting my serger and my needlefelting machine -if count those and I am back to 5 and if you count the treadle it's six, but who is counting?

Habits! Good or bad habits come from doing, not from thinking.

When no ideas strike, I should flip thru my journals and sketchbooks 

What I learned about myself

I don't enjoy following a pattern, but sometimes patterns are useful as guidance. Other times following a pattern is a good way to learn a new technique

I can be fearless or I can overthink something. Often my fearless gut reactions are better than my overthunk analysis paralysis.

If I want to create in a short amount of time I need to rely on fast technique (zigzagged edges rather than facings), i need to invest in fusibles (I can't believe I killed my bolt of wonderunder!) and I need to deny my inner perfectionist.


  1. I have to say, I love them all. I really liked the "Make It Work" one. And as far a fusible fleece, I have half a bolt. I love anything fusible for a time saver!!!! You do great work Other Amy!!!!

  2. I just realized I posted this! I was drafting this and planned to include photos, oh well! Go with the flow! Don't over think, just do it. Glad you enjoyed the 12, I've got some plans in the making that got hatched during this experiment that will be fun!