Hey, guess what? I’m not dead! I just… didn’t touch my sewing machine for a full month. There was nothing gradual about the loss of mojo. I was cranking along, super-productive, and then suddenly dropped off the face of the earth. The reasons aren’t important – plenty of personal things, big and small, good and bad, that completely knocked me off my game and had me kind of curling in on myself for a few weeks.
The other night, I decided I was tired of not-sewing. That’s not exactly the same as wanting to sew again, but I wanted to want it. So I decided to push myself into the glorified closet that is my sewing room and fake it ’til I felt it.
Lo and behold, I finished up the blocks for a baby quilt, and the next day, I got the top put together. It was nice to feel that satisfaction again, of progress and seeing something come together the way I imagined it.
I need to figure out the back, and practice the quilting I want to do to make sure it will actually work, but I should be able to finish this one relatively soon. An April finish! Yes! It will happen!
When that’s done, I’m going to dig into the unfinished pile and hopefully make substantial progress on my mom’s Nicey Jane quilts. Wish me luck, and hopefully it’ll be less than a month before I’m back here again.