Are you still out there?

Sorry for the long blog silence!  September has been busy getting back to our routine.  There are extracurricular activities to be signed up for and organizational meetings to attend.  There are special events at school – last week we had Curriculum Night and this week we have Forum Day.
I have also been in a bit of a sewing funk.  Sometimes I get this way after I have finished a bunch of projects like I did for the quilt show.  I get enthusiastic about NEW projects, but not about the half a dozen ones that were abandoned at various stages so I could focus on the quilt show.  Since I won’t allow myself to start another new project until some of the others get finished, I just don’t do anything!  My poor sewing machine has been patiently waiting.  (The needle plate of my sewing machine isn’t really blue.  I have no idea why the photo came out this way).

So after two weeks of this (you may remember that I mostly took August off to focus on our house), I finally had a little talk with myself yesterday that amounted to “Just Do It”!  I fired up the IPod with its many neglected podcasts and got some sewing done.  I should have something to show you in the next day or two.  I feel better already!

Do you get into sewing funks?  How do you get out of them?

  • amandajean
    Posted at 20:33h, 23 September Reply

    i think everyone gets sewing funks. i know i do. plenty. if i take a break for awhile it comes back around again.

  • Ethne
    Posted at 18:12h, 22 September Reply

    Don't worry – just like Rebekah said – crafting comes in waves – I'm currently having a bit of a sewing blitz (when I actually should be finishing knitting a shawl to wear at my brothers wedding) – sometimes there are reasons for the creative break and when it comes back you'll be fully invigorated and rearing to go

  • Rebekah
    Posted at 15:26h, 22 September Reply

    My crafting goes in ebbs and flows too. If I get sick of sewing, I switch to quilting and vice versa. I am habitually starting a new project without finishing the last and I'm trying to stop that habit this fall.

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 22:27h, 20 September Reply

    I felt like I was in a funk all summer but I realized that I don't sew any less than I used to … it's just once I had a blog I was very conscience of my absence. My sewing time goes by the seasons and with cooler weather, longer nights, and more of a schedule approaching I'm slowly getting my groove back. I also just starting thinking about Christmas gifts I want to make (eep!).

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