I've been having buyer's remorse all week. Don't get me wrong, I love my machine and the quilt rack, I'm just scared to death. All of those words of doubt keep popping into my mind. Plus thinking about all of the things that I could have bought for that price. Diego keeps telling me not to worry and that we wouldn't have spent the money on the other things any way. Still doesn't help the knot in my stomach.
A little tonic was reading Crafting a Business by Kathie Fitzgerald. It featured many different artists and how they got started - very inspiring. It even had Amy Butler. There were a couple of quotes from the book that I loved, but I can't find them so I'll paraphrase. Everyone has doubts, trust yourself, put on your boots and trudge through the muck - it will be worth it in the end. So after a good cry, I pulled up my big girl panties and I'm moving forward.
I did put a quilt on the rack and finished it. It came out really cute, but it was definitely a learning experience. That's a good thing. Managing the quilt, which way to turn it, how to stay within your quilting space. Those are all things that you can't really figure out until you just go for it. I'll post some pictures soon, I'm just trying to stay above the laundry pile - how can 90% of my wardrobe be pajama bottoms and t-shirts.