1. I am afraid of deep water.
Maybe I got in too deep over my head when I was a little girl swimming, but really the fear is more about not being able to see what is out there in the deep deep water, or underground caves.
2. Sometimes I am afraid to fail.
I really don’t have a lot of fears. Oh sometimes I get frighten by something going bump in the night.
And sometimes I still get that - “I didn’t study for the test” - night mare . But over all I am not AFRAID.
I do find that I will throw stuff in my way when I don’t know how to start a project, or haven’t figured out how to work out the problem yet, or said yes to something I really should have said NO to.
But eventually I just jump in. I like the jumping in part.
Sometimes in the middle of the project I want to bail.
But I learned a long time ago to try to finish what you start, if for no other reason than to learn from the mistakes and feel good about yourself for finishing what you began.
This quilt was my first attempt at making the quilt underneath it. I was AFRAID of doing the border the way I wanted to. The first attempt just IS NOT as wonderful. I finished the composition and then started over.
Whispering Pines went on to win a “Judges Choice” award in Houston and now lives in Oklahoma somewhere.
It is a MUCH better composition and color choice and over all better piece because I redid it and faced my fear. I faced my fear and moved on.
I do think that many people are afraid of “Using or wearing” color. To me using or wearing black is a cop out and I feel almost the same about black in quilts.
Color is just too yummy to ignore.
3.I just can not think of something else that I am afraid of.
Want to share what you are afraid of?
It feels a little cathartic to share. Let’s all start the NEW YEAR facing our fears!!! I find that when I face the fear it usually isn’t as bad as I thought.