Monday, April 28, 2014

beginnings



Has anyone seen my sewing mojo anywhere???  I just got home from my 3rd trip in 5 weeks (all fun but AAAAH - that is a lot of traveling!) and it is nowhere to be seen. Ironically, I have lots of projects I want to start - I just can't seem to find the motivation to actually sew. The photo above is a preliminary fabric pull for what may someday be a triangle quilt.


I also would really like to finally try to make a geranium dress for my 2 year old. I know, I've been saying that for at least a year but I bought the pattern over the weekend so this time I'm serious! I've heard great things about the pattern and I love so many of the versions I see pop up online so I'm not sure what I'm waiting for.


And I want to make a quilt using these new fabrics that were sent to me from Birch. These are from an upcoming collection called Feather River. I was actually about to start sewing with these today but my sewing machine was misbehaving - ugh!

Thanks again for all the great comments on my recent posts about glue basting and pinning. It was great to hear everyone's methods!

If you see my sewing mojo anywhere - let me know! Any advice on how to find it?

16 comments:

  1. I think your SewJo is hiding out with mine, ha ha! Nowhere to be found!
    Esther

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  2. It is a global thing. My sewjo took off just yesterday, lol.

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  3. You just need some down time and it will come back.

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  4. I feel your pain, my sewjo is gone but I have a commission with a tight deadline so I'm having to sew anyway. Often I find just taking a break really does help, but if it's been more than a week I'll often force myself to sit at the machine and just sew something. Generally that gets me going enough. :) But there's nothing wrong with taking a break! I know it's hard when you have a blog to attend to, but sometimes we really just need some down time.

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  5. I lost my mojo with my morning sickness. Now that it's gone I have lots of ideas but no energy. Bits and pieces at a time and I hope it will come back soon. I saw those blue fish are going to come in knit and I am so excited to make something for my boys!

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  6. We all go through this and it is OK. Actually I think it is a good thing to recharge the creative energy. For me, when I get in a sewing funk I play with scraps. Happy colors sewn together and ironed nicely make me want to do more. Keep smiling!

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  7. I have found that the best thing to do is just nothing. Or just buy more fabric, whichever works for you :)

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  8. I know what you mean - I lost mine for about 5 years and it was hard to find again, LOL!! But don't worry, once you do, you'll be on fire!!

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  9. Your sew jo has to be around somewhere. Petting fabric in the meantime is great therapy! I like Kathy's idea. Playing with scraps might just coax your sew jo out of hiding!

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  10. Maybe have a little rest first :-)

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  11. Oh my. I feel like I'm right there with you. I'm just trying to do ONE thing a day. I'm keeping my goals bite-sized so I don't throw up my hands at it all and plop in front of the telly. Good luck. Let us know how it turns out - you've got beautiful plans. The triangle quilt should be subtle and gorgeous; I want to make a geranium dress myself (maybe you should start a dress-along?); and I LOVE that new line by Birch - I just moved from Montana and that seems to be mountain-ish without being too cutesy. Cheers!

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  12. If you find yours will you send it my way (Richardson, Texas)? I just signed up for a class (live and in person) so hopefully that will bring back the joy of playing with pretty fabric. Good luck to you!

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  13. That fabric would be so classic and pretty in geranium. And I Love Birch prints/designs.

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  14. So much good stuff in this post! Feeling any more like sewing?

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  15. I am new to sewing clothes, but I had no trouble with this pattern. You can make this a dozen times and everyone will look different, and the more you make, the easier it gets. I feel like I got a bargain by purchasing this pattern.

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  16. I am new to sewing clothes, but I had no trouble with this pattern. The directions are easy to follow, and you can make this dress a dozen times and every one will look different. I feel like I got a bargain when I purchased this pattern.

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