Saturday, November 21, 2015
I couldn't actually tell the last time I sat down at my sewing machine, or even went in my sewing room for anything other than dropping junk that I didn't know what else to do.
I keep thinking to myself... I am going to sew tonight. And then I don't.
Then I tell myself tomorrow..tomorrow I am going to sew. And then I don't.
So then I start bargaining with myself... Well if I can just get ___ done then I can have time to sew. And then I don't.
When I reflect back all I have done is avoided doing something that makes me happy. Something that relieves stress (which I have)... something that helps me focus (which I haven't been). Something that allows me to be creative. So what is the problem??? Why can't I seem to find my sewing mojo???
Not to say I haven't sewn at all these past few months. I did get kind of sucked into the instagram mini quilt swap mania.
But even for all of these mini quilts that I made, I have felt like I was forcing myself to sew. Oh yeah and of course these mini quilts were my other excuse for not sewing...
I will just finish this mini quilt and start on my projects. And then I didn't.
So what should I do to get my sewjo back? I am hoping that putting this out there, that maybe just maybe I might be able to use my thanksgiving break to find my sewjo again. What do you all think? Any tips for me to get out of this block?
Saturday, April 4, 2015
All of these have been added to my stash in the last couple months... As I obviously forgot about blogging :)
First I joined the cotton and steel mini swap. It was the first that I joined and I may have went a bit over board on collecting fabric.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I was lucky enough to have a break last week, which means I actually had time to make progress on a few things.
The first thing I tackled was just reorganizing my sewing room. My darling husband took me to Ikea to buy a shelving unit and he even put it together for me. I moved things around and started organizing my stash onto magazine boards... I will tell you more about that later when I am actually done.
I also had time to work on cutting out the background fabric and starting the sewing on my adorn quilt. Didn't quite finish the top during the break, but I took some time to finish it tonight. This is the second month that I have actually finished my a lovely year of finishes goal. That is pretty exciting to me.
I was hoping to maybe get it quilted with my break, but instead I decided to work on my sewing room. I think that was a great choice. I feel like it has really helped me get some of my sewing mojo back as I am much happier in my space now. Can't wait to finish and to share the new room set up with you.
Monday, February 16, 2015
We had three queen bees this month. They each picked something so different.
I felt like this was a great way to get back into creating a little every couple days. I also feel like it maybe helping me get my sewing mojo back.
It was odd little bit of a coincident but, our SacMQG topic of discussion was fabric storage and scrap storage. I shared my scrap storage system. I really like this system because it is easy to pull the colors that you want. Plus it is pretty :).
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
I decided that I would like to finish one of my current work in progress boxes. I am looking forward to at least finishing my quilt top of my adorn mini from Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley. I still need to cut the triangles and of course sew it all together. I may even get it quilted.... but that might be a long stretch to even try to set as a goal.
I may have picked the easiest one, but it still maybe hard for me to tackle. I mean I am still just getting back into this whole quilting thing.
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Saturday, January 31, 2015
I have been working on my sister-in-laws wedding quilt for too long. Like since before their wedding in 2013. So I decided the top would have to be finished this month.
I spent the month putting blocks together and then after three borders (and by the way I hate borders, the cutting the attaching just everything about them except they way to end up looking) this quilt top was finished at almost 10 PM on Jan 31, 2015. Just barely making it with 2 hours to spare.
This pattern is Kiss Me by Fig Tree. My sis-in-laws wedding colors were grey and yellow. We picked the fabric out online together. It is turning out to be an amazing looking quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. Luckily I am sending this one out.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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