Thursday, April 21, 2011

I think I figured it out . . .

Any time I set deadlines for myself, I lose the sewing mojo. For example, when I make personalized baby quilts for family. It is like pulling teeth to get me to finish them. Now, I started this quilt for a wedding present and it has set for almost two weeks and I haven't touched it.

I was going to try to start a business and even put an ad in the local paper. No replies, by the way. But now, I am thinking twice. I don't want sewing/quilting to be something I have to do. I want to happily sit down and make things for my family.

So, I have decided to just get a gift card for the wedding and finishing the quilt for family--whenever I feel like it. Now, that I have made that discovery and got this off my chest, I am hoping my mojo returns.

It's pretty bad when mydaughter said she had a dream that I started sewing again. lol

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


  1. I totally agree with you - I do not want my quilting to be a business because it will then become "work" and I want it to be fun and relaxing. I have had people over the years tell me I should do my quilting to sell and I occasionally do sell but I never make a quilt with the intention to sell it - that happens after I have several finished and piled up then think - maybe I will try to sell this one - keeps the stress out of the equation and the fun in it.,

  2. Go with the flo VIvian - its best to go along at your own steam and enjoy its as you go too. So much more enjoyable. Its important to smell the Roses

  3. I am so with you on demands when it comes to quilting...I can go good as long as no one is expecting it or it isn't for something special...but let me have a deadline, and even if it is self imposed is worse than pulling teeth to get something finished.

  4. Well, I'm glad someone figured it out... HA!! When I have a deadline, like quilting a quilt my daughter pieced, it paralyzes me!!! I can find soooo many other things to do and then it is almost depressing, because I know she wants her quilt and I want to do my projects... do we need a quilt therapist??????

    Happy Easter to you and yours!!!!

  5. Vivian,

    Those little 9-patches are adorable.

    It's great to hear from you. I hope the storms/tornadoes hadn't affected your area much.



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