saturday was my sewing class and i found to myself face to face with the fact that i am a perfectionist. now, this is not new news to me, but i had forgotten that fun little fact about myself. class was ok. i learned some basics, but i am the type of learner who needs to know why and to really understand the process. and the instructor was not that type of learner or teacher. i did attempt to complete a project in class, which i wanted to throw out, but my precious husband felt the need to hang on to it for posterity sake. after class i spent some time decompressing and reading sewing patterns, this is how i taught myself to knit, so i figured it would work the same with sewing. and yesterday i attempted another tote bag. it is far from perfect, but is a vast improvement from the first attempt. i think it will be perfect for holding a knitting project.
in the meantime, i am going to keep reading sewing patterns and books, look at fabric and remind myself to trust the process. and maybe, just maybe i will catch on to the the sewing thing.