September 7, 2011

Comfort Zone

If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen my recent post
about pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

I don't do that too often.
In fact, sometimes I wait until someone
has to push me
to push myself.

Make sense?

Well, it happened last week.

I got pushed

I accomplished what I had
struggled with before.

They may seem like easy things to you,
but for me they were hard.
Hard to concentrate on.
Hard to figure out.
Hard to stay focused.
Hard to even enjoy.

But I did it.

Want to know what I did?

Here goes:

I downloaded pictures of my appliqued shirt
onto Picnik
and edited them.
(That was actually very fun.)

Took those pictures from Picnik
and made a blog banner.
(See above)
Not only did it take me hours, but
I have no idea how I did it and therefore
I can't change it. Like ever.

Took those edited pictures again and
wrote a blog post
about my Apple Applique.
(That was easy and doesn't count.)

And then... because I wanted to share my
Apple Applique with my blog friends...
I figured out how to....
link my blog post to some of my favorite
link parties.

And then... I took the buttons for those link parties
and posted them at the bottom of my Apple Applique blog post.

Like I said, I know it might not seem too difficult to some.
but it was to me.
I felt really glad that I pushed through it
and really proud too because it opened up
a world of possibilities.
I don't have to rely on my sisters to do
the technology stuff and I'm
sure they're grateful for that. ;)

Which leads me to the following:

after all my hard work,

Maggie from Midwestern {Sewing} Girl
chose my Apple Applique shirt
as her favorite Scrappy project
from her link party
at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy!

I'm so glad I figured out how to link my post
otherwise Maggie would never have chosen it!

So thanks Maggie and Jamie from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
for their great link party and for featuring my shirt!



Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

awh! Your post is just amazing, I know how hard it is to figure out the "how" to part of the crafts but even more difficult at times to actually share everything with friends....! I am SO happy that you stepped out of your comfort zone and shared your beautiful work at the link party! It was SUCH an honor having you! I simply adored your craftiness----in-fact I am so inspired I am going to be "attempting" something similar in the near future!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you for being so kind and for being a new blog friend!
Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

Three Sisterz said...

Thank you, Jaime for all your words of encouragement. This computer stuff is so hard but in the end it's so worth it! Please, Please share your project with us!


Molly Hammond said...

so proud of you court!!!

Lizard Rae said...

Atta' girl! Kudos to you!