Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Learning new skill is difficult

Once again, I am reminded of how frustrating and difficult learning a new skill is.   I don’t wonder why children get tired and balk .   I’m ready to throw up my hands and scream.  Their whole early life seems to be learning new skills.   I think I understand and have the concept learned, and then, I mess up.   It is very frustrating and exhausting.   And if I keep at it without taking a break, I start making all types of stupid mistakes.  So tonight I have only my first attempts at digitizing applique to show you.   I was going to do the owl quilt in the conventional way and got “smart” and decided it would look nicer if the applique was embroidered on.   Yes, it does look much nicer, but the learning will make the quilt take me longer.

So tomorrow, I will try to get a quilt on the quilting machine for a change of pace.   Then I will go back to work on the digitizing.   If I intersperse it with other work and keep practicing, I’ll learn.   Never too old, right?