#SOL20: Conditions for Success

 

Suitable for a beginner.

Approximate time to completion = 1 hour

I’m still steaming from those two labels.  It was NOT a beginner’s project and it took over 10 hours to complete.  I will concede that the accompanying pictures were XERO help. Yep. Tiny. Confusing. 

I’m still working on the series of projects from last week but I won’t be returning to that topic for public announcements until all are made and distributed.

Today’s project:

I guess-timated approximately one hour to completion and it was satisfying to meet that goal completely in an hour.

Conditions for Success:

  1. Concise Materials List
  2. Picture of End Goal
  3. Step by Step Instructions
  4. Video Available
  5. Already Have the Product so I know what it looks like
  6. Choice in completing the project, choosing materials, and time to complete it!

And YET,

it was the first time that I had completed the process by myself.

I began confidently.  60 minutes (or less) to success.

After the first 10 minutes, I was ready to pause and pat myself on the back.

It seemed like success was within my grasp

Sitting on step #8.

Quickly repeating.

Marking.

Stitching,

Trimming,

Turning inside.

What was I constructing?

A soup bowl microwave caddy.

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Is it the “conditions” individually or all together? 

How do the conditions impact our lives? 

 




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7 responses

  1. Your determination shines through in this slice! I absolutely LOVE your soup bowl microwave caddy — I’ve never seen or heard of one! I think it’s genius!

  2. I admire your projects, Fran. Even when the so-called time frame is way off, you persevere. What a role model you are. Also, I love the finished product!

  3. I love short projects, but not when they’re not short or easy or without good instructions. Great shot — and something I might like to make as well.

  4. What a fabulous project, Fran. It looks fabulous!

  5. Looks awesome! Way to go on the perseverance! We have a few of those microwave bowl caddies and they are great!

  6. This is a great project, Fran. We have one as well. I sometimes wonder if “beginner” means someone who has a few projects under their belt and has an idea of what’s going on instead of one who has never done a similar project and has no idea where to start. Kind of like some of those put together yourself book shelves.

  7. Marina Rodriguez | Reply

    Fran, I just loved reading your process. It may not have been your goal to create this absolutely beautiful “soup bowl microwave caddy,” but what makes it extra beautiful is the work you put in to create it. Thank you for sharing this “for beginners,” but not really for beginners project. Sometimes something even more beautiful can come from the projects we work through.

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