Tell Me, Can Our Brains Explode From Too Much Information?

The reason I ask is that I have spent an inordinate amount of time reading every book I can get my hands on about starting an on-line craft business.  This is not a new thing.  I have been doing this for a year or more and cannot seem to make the jump from just reading about it to actually doing it.  I have beaten myself up about it so many times.  I have hashed it over in my head until it spins. For the life of me I cannot understand why I don’t just do it.  I have everything I need to do so.  I have a regular sewing machine, I have a beautiful Bernina Embroidery machine, and I have just ordered a Serger.  In addition to all this equipment, I have tons (and I mean tons!) of fabric.  I have patterns, a hundred books on fabric crafts and quilting, and a lot of creative ideas.  I just can’t seem to move forward.

Have any of you ever been in this situation?  Will you share your start-up stories with me to see what I can glean from your experiences?  It would be so much appreciated.  I really want to use my “stuff” and create all these amazing things I have in  my head!  Thanks ever so much.  Mona

Favorite Things

Quilts are some of my favorite things.  I am going to a quilt show called “Birds of a Feather” in Columbia, MD tomorrow (if it isn’t still storming!) where there are 300 quilts on display.  If anyone else is going from this area maybe we could meet up there.

This is a picture of a wall-hanging size quilt I bought last year from the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC.  It is called “Four Cards Around” and was designed and made by Diana R. Ramsay of Asheville in 2009.  The block pattern is called “Card Trick” and the fabric is by Jane Sassaman.

I love the bold colors and how they “pop” with that black background.  It is very well made and brings me great joy every day.

Quilt measures roughly 32 inches square.

Quilt measures roughly 32 inches square.

I love how the blocks seem to be floating and yet pop off the background.

I love how the blocks seem to be floating and yet pop off the background.

the Cotton Patch Kid

the Cotton Patch Kid

My name is Mona Scott and I live in Parkville, MD.  This is my first blog so I hope I’m doing things right.

I have a lot of interests especially sewing, quilting, and embroidery.  I also love the outdoors, nature photography, birds, hiking, gardening, my cat.  On a quieter note, I am a voracious reader, a journal keeper, a dream recorder and a Genealogy researcher.  I love to cook, play Cribbage, make baskets, and stare at the stars.

I grew up on a 540 acre farm in a west Tennessee community called Frog Jump. (really!)  I lived on the farm until I was 18 years old and graduated from high school (I am now almost 64).  Farm life was hard and we were very poor but we always had food on the table and clean clothes to wear.  They were rarely new clothes, but they were clean nonetheless.  I was the youngest of five children with two older brothers and two older sisters.  Most of my clothes were hand-me-downs from them.  My Mother had an old Singer peddle sewing machine on which she made most of our clothes.  I remember being very small and sitting on the floor while she sewed.  She would give me the remnants from whatever she was making at the time and I would use them to make clothes for my doll.

I started sewing my own clothes when I was eight or nine and I have had a love of fabric ever since .  Having recently purchased a new Bernina 750 QE sewing machine (they call it a sewing computer) I am ready to venture into the world of on-line commerce.  I am in the process of opening up an Etsy shop at etsy.com called The Cotton Patch Kid.  So far I don’t have anything to put in this shop but it will be forthcoming.  I’ll let you know when it is ready and you can visit me there also.

Thanks for stopping by today and reading my words.  I’ll post more later.

And….Sew Far, Sew Good!

 

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