Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Attitude, New Outlook


Midwest Modern

In 2012 I wanted a fresh start. 
What I really need and should have done was changed my attitude and outlook.
When I first started sewing I fell head over heels for Amy Butler's designs and patterns. Even to this day I still love them! Pictured above is my recent purchase of Midwest Modern and Midwest Modern 2. No they are not newly released lines, matter of fact I believe they may be about four years now but I absolutely love them! For me buying this line of fabric was truly stating that I came back to square one. For me I really needed that!

For those of you who have followed me for a long time you might have probably noticed how I had changed through out 2012. Yep, I was on a high horse and for as short as I am, metaphorically speaking it does not take a very tall horse to be that high up for me... lol!!!  At the start of 2012 I had ambitions to start my own pattern company and by mid 2012 I came to realize that with no support from the one person that I need support from (dear husband) and the lack of funding that owning my own pattern company was just not going to happen. At this same time frame there were other wheels in motion too.

When I first started blogging in late 2010, I was introduced into a crowd that I though were really good people and yes, I kind of got a bit star struck too. How silly right?!?!?!? Try as I might to be in this crowd I constantly got rejected. I guess you can say I was trying to fit in to a crowd that I really did not fit into, and it made me feel like I was in high school all over again. Looking back I am glad to say that I do not fit with in this crowd cause when it comes down to it their attitudes really (I hate to say it) suck!!!!! It really made me an ugly person and an ugly blogger. Luckily there is one person who picks you out of a crowd and says; Hey would you like to take on this opportunity? Believe me it was an opportunity I was grateful to have because it showed me everything I was doing wrong and it really opened up my eyes and attitude for the better.  Its amazing how you can chug along for two years before someone comes along and says: Hey you're doing this all wrong!

What is a head for me in 2013? I am hoping a lot of well grounded down to earth things to happen. I am hoping to get a few tutorials out. Along with a few know hows. And I hope ya'll don't mind a few cooking recipes here and there, cause I love to cook too. Another thing you might be seeing this year is less of following the crowd or doing what is popular and keep doing my own thing. I am looking forward to all of that! Before I can truly go forward with my 2013 plans I have to finish up on everything 2012 that is still hanging around. Bummer! 

Okay here is to looking a head, keeping optimistic, an open mind, and worrying less about what everyone else is doing. Oh, that also goes for trying to fit in to places that really don't want me around and try to connect into places that I do fit into.

Cheers to 2013!

Jennifer 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your honesty! I think we have all
been in that place sometime in our lives.
The funny thing is as much as we want to belong
something deep in our soul knows it just isn't
right. All the best in the New Year for you
and will keep an eye on your blog!
Daria
Dusty911@telus.net

laura west kong said...

Quilt what makes you happy. It doesn't matter if the fabric is 4 or 40 years old. Best wishes for a fabulous 2013!

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