I think I may have quilter's block or then again, I may have just turned into a lazy sewer. Are you thinking Quilter's block, oooh, what new pattern is that? Then don't oooh or ah anymore, I have not being sewing anything. Zilch, nada. I am like the writer who cannot write, who stares at the blank screen. I am not staring at my sewing machine, I simply and suddenly don't feel like sewing, nothing is exactly the right project. I am stuck, I have quilter's block! I have had the whole week off, 8 days now without watching Zara and I have not made one darn thing. I KNOW! I am ashamed. When I was watching her I was a super productive sewer, racing up to the sewing room before I went over and the second I got home. Now, I get up late, poke through breakfast and then go on the computer. Blinking my eyes hours later, I decide it's time to go out for lunch.
This has to STOP. To help myself, I went out and bought some new fabric. See what a clever quilter I am? I might not be sewing but by golly I am still buying fabric. I am helping my local quilt stores and the economy, yep, that's exactly what I am doing. It didn't help.
I wrote a list of all the sewing I want/need to do. It didn't help.
One of the women for whom I have fabric to make a baby quilt went into false labor. It didn't help.
The first group is this fun NYC fabric I got at City Quilter a couple of years ago and have been saving for, you guessed it, "just the right project" and that project is going to start soon or I may never get to update my Facebook again!
The second group of eligible fabric is this darling selection of paper doll fabric. I bought the doll fabric at a huge sale at my local quilt store probably 8 years ago. Hey, sometimes I don't like to rush into a project. In my "get myself going effort", I purchased the red dots and the creamy sortof dotted fabric on the left.
If to cure writer's block, you need to just write then to cure my blockage, I need to get sewing. Let's say whatever project I choose is lousy, oh well. Just get out there and get sewing. I think just doing the process, just sewing, will get those creative juices flowing again. I need to be covered in thread again and fast. I will be curing my "quilter's block" and getting unstuck today.
But first, maybe I should go out to lunch?
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