I've always loved the story of The Little Engine That Could.
"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I know I can."
It is a lesson I think too many adults forget. Recently I was asked to teach a beginners quilt class and since I have never taken a quilt class, I went online to find some inspiration for beginning quilters. What I found was rather discouraging if you have never picked up a sewing needle in your life which is where I was focusing this class.
So many people have told me they couldn't possibly learn how to quilt, or they don't have the money for supplies or a sewing machine but I knew it could be done anyway because when I first started I didn't know anything and I was dead broke. People learned to quilt long before sewing machines and rotary cutters.
Since my class is taught every Monday, I have been trying to get a blog post on a new blog to accommodate the lessons for those who could not be at the class every week. Life happens. I also wanted to be able to put smaller projects on that blog as well because sometimes a big project is just too overwhelming for a beginner.
I figure one block a month could be the perfect way to accomplish all my goals. A single block could be used as a hot pad or wall hanging. Several could be made into a table runner. I few more and a lap or baby quilt.
It just reminds me that anyone can eat an entire bear... one small bite at a time. (unless it's made of chocolate and then all bets are off... just sayin')
PS The journey starts at A Little Zakka...
QOTD: "You will never be like the 'Little Engine That Could' if you sit around on your caboose." ~ Les Brown