I guess it looks like I've been incognito lately....and I think I figured out why! After I posted last night, I noticed my Blogger app was on my private family blog, not my CladdaghsQuiltsandStars blog! it looks like somehow, I switched blogs without realizing it, and the last few posts went on my family blog!
lately, several of my coworkers and friends and extended family have asked if I will make them quilts or if I sell quilts or patterns. I have told them "not yet"!
I've been thinking about it, and I've come up with a few reasons.
One: I'm slow. I enjoy what I'm doing...but I do need to speed up somehow.
Two: I have several projects that I'm trying to finish, and they're taking longer than expected.
Three: I have three more projects that I have everything ready for, but haven't started because of the UFO's.
Four: I have one, small, domestic machine, that I do all my sewing, mending, and quilting on. I figure that until I can afford some type of mid-arm or long arm, I won't be ready to make a business out of my quilting. This is also probably why I struggle to complete projects, because it is awkward and slow with a small machine to fit quilts under.
Five: I'm slowly improving and adding to my free motion quilting skills. I feel I have a lot of progress to make before I can do that professionally.
Six: my children are small and they take a lot of my time and energy, especially one that has a disability. Add that to working part time, I have a lot on my plate. I know a lot of other quilters have more children than I do, but I guess we all have different abilities and circumstances.