Saturday 13 June 2020

What have I learned?

What have I learned this week whilst making face coverings?

I hadn't planned to make face coverings.  My type of machine sewing is to add texture.  It's random and it's haphazard.  None of the skills required to make face coverings.

So what did you learn, I hear you say.  I'm glad you asked.

I learned that I haven't lost my dress making skills after all.  I last made my own clothes in the 1960s.  But guess what!  I can still hack it

I learned to value what I was doing.  Over the last 5 months I've been looking at why I don't value my work.  But making these face coverings has proved to me that my work has value and it's okay to be proud of what I'm doing.  It's also useful to have a purpose in what I'm doing and to know my 'why'.

I learned patience.  Haphazard sewing doesn't cut it when you need to topstitch.  But I dug deep, found my patience gene, and topstitched - mostly neatly - and found I enjoyed it.

I also found that it has made me really keen to finish making face coverings so I can get back to doing what I do best - haphazard and frayed.  But with added value!

And I haven't wanted to do that since the end of February.

Thanks for joining me today.


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