|Ironing Steam A Seam 2|
The sweet girl on the phone at the Warn Company made a sad moan when she heard what I wanted - OK, I NEEDED! My feeling is that my local grocery store has a lot of parchment paper down aisle 4, next to the foil, on the bottom shelf (that's in case they send a man to find it). What I mean is parchment paper is EASY to find. I could tell by her voice that I was going to have to find a new product for doing my art, at least for a while.
Now what? After I bought up all I could on the internet I realized that I can’t let my art and the technique I teach stop my creativity. I have lectured all over the country about how mistakes and failures are waiting as aha moments in disguise. Now I have to practice what I preach and it doesn't feel very comfortable. I hear my words coming back to me.
Now, mind you, I didn't heard these encouraging words until after I had a good cry, then got mad and moped around for a few days (I don’t want to leave out the good parts). In my frustration, I decided to cut fabric for my class kits with the rotary cutter and chopped off the side of my favorite pointer finger. Ouch!
My whole life I have had to overcome difficult situations. From not reading until I was in the 6th grade to having people tell me I can't paint my house yellow and wanting to sue me to helping a child who had no one that cared to protect her. All were painful but all ended well.
|My Summer Rose pattern.|
If it gets really bad I even thought of going back to, dare I say, hand applique...