Monthly Archives: May 2014

I have blog envy.


There, I said it.  It’s not pretty, but there it is.  I’ve been reading some other bloggers in the quilting world, drooling over the things they make, and feeling pretty bad about my small corner of the blog-o-sphere.  I realized this is exactly what happens when I read blogs about people who organize, or flip houses, or any of a hundred other interests.  I get all envious of the work they do, jealous of the time they have to do it all in, and mortified at my own ill attempts at whatever it is that they do so much better than me.  I end up feeling this blah after all the blog reading that can only be described as self-hatred.  Really. That’s what it is.

I don’t have a solution.  Really I’m just venting.  The problem is that perfectionism rears its ugly head, and the competitive nature in me comes out.  My pictures aren’t as artsy, my seams aren’t as straight, my sewing room looks like it always does.


You know what? Who cares?!  I sew for me, and my own happiness.  Lately it hasn’t been bringing me happiness because this perfectionism has been stealing my happiness!  Well, that’s ending today. I’m marching back into the sewing room, and I’m going to throw down some wobbly seams, and I’m going to blog about it 7 months from now, when I remember, or my husband nags me, whichever comes first.  And that’s just how it is here at Sew Messy.  If you were looking for Martha,  you missed that by a mile.


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