Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stuck In a Rut

...so I'll be honest...

I haven't sewn since December 8th. That's 2.5 MONTHS!

I have misplaced my sewing mojo somewhere under the piles in my sewing room and it hasn't creeped out to find me. I suppose I'll have to dig for it eventually.

I want to want to sew, but the actual desire eludes me. I want to blog, but I have nothing to share.

How have I been spending my time? Laying on the couch reading or watching tv. Not even hand sewing! So lazy.

I did manage to work on a project with my MIL Ann and some help from Aunt Ginny. I can't share yet, but to be completely honest Ann did all of the sewing. I just helped with picking out the pattern, colors, fabrics, ironing, and cutting out Heat-And-Bond.Ginny was a huge help with ironing, cutting, keeping all the parts and pieces organized, and helped us evenly distribute all the colors. The project turned out great but I can take only a fraction of credit for it.

I do have a good reason for all this laziness which I also can't share yet. All will be revealed in March.

I've thought about buying some new fabric to get my mojo back, but I've been cutting back on expenses to save money. The fabric would have to be really special and stash-worthy to get me to splurge. I would love to pick up some Flea Market Fancy grey and green seeds but it's not available until march. I'd love to pick up some Pezzy but I can't justify paying shipping when I could wait just a little longer, buy both of these lines at the same time, and get free shipping.

I've thought about cleaning up my sewing room and looking at what I already have with fresh eyes. However, I left it in such a mess in December, then I just piled the new stuff in after Christmas, that this task is daunting to say the least.

I've thought about just working on a small project; a quick finish. A Paperback Book Cover perhaps. The desire slips through my fingers like sand, and I'm once again back on the couch resting. I have my hexagon supplies right by the couch just in case I get some energy, but so far they have remained exactly where I originally put them.Untouched.

I'd love some ideas on how to get my sewing mojo back. What do you do when you're stuck in a rut?

Happy Quilting (to those of you who are!)

6 comments:

Sonia B said...

Go for a walk. Seriously. I find that a good walk, outside, stimulates the brain and helps with any kind of mojo. And I do know about no-mojo. Take care dear.

Liz said...

I say if you don't feel like sewing then just don't sew. And don't feel bad about it either. Inspiration will strike at some point but you can't force it or predict it either. I go through phases where I don't have the energy or desire to sew much and usually it is sparked by a project that goes totally wrong and it just takes the wind out of my sails. I've learned not to stress about it though because in a month or 2 I always get the bug to sort through my fabric and get to work again. If I were you I would just do other things, maybe some baking? Paper crafts, reading, whatever it is that you have the energy and desire for now. Maybe go into your sewing room and set a timer for 10 minutes. Say to yourself, I'm going to straighten up in here or work on a project for 10 minutes only. When the timer buzzes who knows, you might be ready to keep right on working?

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

No clever ideas for energising your sewing mojo I'm afraid. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that March will bring the news I'm hoping for :) Sometimes a rest can be the best medicine!

Theresa said...

Bring on March ;-)

Chatty Kathy said...

Pick up a very small project to work on; one that you can finish in a day or two; one that you don't need to do much one. Make a pillowcase or two for Charity. They go so fast, they look so lovely when pressed. That might inspire you to go onto something better. When my son was very ill in October I lost ALL my creativity; but I did try to work on little projects...a pincushion, pillowcases for my girlfriends...just a suggestion.

Hollie said...

I am sorry that your rut continues. Have you tried maybe doing something else crafty that isn't quite sewing, like crass stitch, crochet or knitting? Shaking it up might get your juices flowing. Then again, it might all be better very soon.