I am really pushing the social media button, but that’s okay. Without social media where would I/we be? Therefore, I am a HUGE advocate of uniting with my quilting community by means of social media in order to enhance my craft. Yes, networking is a fundamental part of my profession.
But let’s face it, its intimidating when we see other quilters also using Facebook, Snapchat, and Tweeter. Trust me, after seeing what “Sewing Susie” has posted I feel undeniably “less than”. Her style seems better, photos of what she has completed are simply breath-taking and she is circulating ideas and achievements that I know are on my someday list.
This mind-set deters me from posting any “new” projects because I feel I cannot compete with “Sewing Susie”. With a little self therapy (yes, that would be talking to my dog and quilting friends) I’ve learned a little something about “Sewing Susie”!
Sewing Susie is NOT perfect!
As stated above no one is perfect! Sewing Susie is very smart, she is going to post her best! That includes her best quilts, her best accomplishments, basically anything that she feels falls into the “best” category. The fact that we are all human has us yearning to show the world our supreme masterpieces and triumphs. So when it comes to social media why would Sewing Susie volunteer anything less? I am constantly reminding myself that what I perceive on my computer doesn’t imply that I am an unworthy participant . We are all worthy of posting. Don’t let Sewing Susie take up your mental space in regards to sharing your quilting accomplishments or thoughts. Enjoy viewing post from those in the quilting arena. Focus on gaining some insight that will encourage you to create and inspire you to be the best you can be.
It’s Okay to be a WIP, I am!
Step aside Sewing Susie, and make room for Lisa who loves being a “WIP”. I embrace being a WIP full heartedly, and I love sharing the ups and downs of my quilting journey. Believe it or not I find it less of a burden knowing I’m willing to share my many flaws!
And if all else fails try saying this five times fast:
“Sewing Susie stipples sucky samples.”
Hey, who knows this might be just what you need to get your mental space headed in a positive direction!
Is anyone else out there a “WIP”? Or does the name “Sewing Susie” have you intimated of taking a step in the internet world of connecting with quilters?
AND THAT’S A WRAP FOLKS!