excerpt from FPP Diamond Pattern


I just need to hold up a minute – Whoa! Time to slow down, take a minute, breathe deeply, and continue to move forward… without becoming totally overwhelmed.

You might be asking: What happened?! Well, you might have read my last post where I was introducing my new Patreon page? If not, my plan was to share this platform with you to start sharing my quilt pattern work, and maybe make a little cash on the side. But, once I started working on the backend of that page, I realized I didn’t really have a good plan.

So I ‘UnLaunched’ my Patreon page for now. I am working on a real plan. When I think of what I really want from an app like this, money seems to be the top of the list, but that’s only because things are tight right now. What I really desire is to have a community that I fit into. I haven’t found that place yet, so maybe I need to create it!

One of the perks to Patreon is their connection to Discord. This is yet another app to learn, but it’s one where I can create an interactive place to meet other people and hopefully create a group where we can talk and share quilts, quilting techniques, design, and pattern writing in a private forum. I’m working on learning all about Discord this week. I think it would be really fun to be able to interact with you in real time!

I’m really hoping to get my shit together here and have this all figured out for a REAL LAUNCH at the end of April! One of the things I’ve been working on is video. This is extremely difficult for me because I really don’t have a face for it. I don’t wear makeup, I’m overweight, and have acne… I really don’t think anyone wants to see that… but I’ve been wrong many times before – so here’s my very first video:

Testing Video…

I realize I need to clean my room, probably should have a script, and should try the makeup thing. Reality is: this IS my reality, and I don’t feel like spending time making myself into something I’m not. Luckily, I just found how to record my screen while working, and I think those videos will be much more interesting than seeing me.

I’m close to finishing the Foundation Paper Pieced Diamond pattern and I’m very excited to share that process with you. It’s an advanced pattern, but the result is very satisfying. Hoping to have that ready to publish in the next week or so for those not afraid of a challenge! Here is one unfinished page in the pattern to get an idea of its intensity:

Pattern excerpt from FPP Diamond
One Unfinished Pattern Page

Signing off for now, but I’ll be writing more here soon about the upcoming Patreon group where we’ll be able to get together for a virtual group sewing session! Please leave a comment to let me know what you think, and if you have a positive suggestion. I’m always open to good ideas!!





2 responses to “Whoa!”

  1. Susan Avatar

    Well, I think you look fine the way you are. I am not a photogenic person myself. I don’t wear makeup either. I tired for a while when I was a lot younger, but could not find anything that didn’t make me itch or bother my eyes.

    I don’t do social media, not because of what I look like, but because I like my privacy. I am basically a beginner quilter, because life just keeps getting in the way and I have to start all over again. I wish you well in this new endeavor.

    1. Gail Lizette Avatar

      Thanks Susan! I like my privacy too – video is still something I’m undecided on, the feedback is appreciated! Ahhh life! It is so good at getting in the way of things… I’m happy you’ve been able to find a little time to create quilts, even if you have to start at the beginning over and over!

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