Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dear Sewing/Blogging Mojo,

I find it incredibly rude of you to just up and leave me with no note, no phone call, and no notice of when you might be returning.  You left me here with so many projects in motion and so many deadlines approaching with no thought of how I would deal without you...

It's been over a week now and I've made some progress in my sewing room, but it's been so slow and without the joy that usually surrounds the experience.  There's been a lot of ripping seams, LOTS of cutting, and many rainy/cloudy days that don't encourage me to photograph the little proof I have that I can sew without you.

As angry as I may be that you left so suddenly, I would gladly welcome you home with no reproach.  PLEASE come home.  You will find new stacks of fabric and old projects waiting on your return.  I will also download some new tunes and even clean my sewing room as enticements for you.  Just, please, come home.

Maybe this is where you are...I wish I could be there too.

I miss you.

Waiting on you is lonely...

Kelli

P.S.  Does this ever happen to anyone else?  I'd blame a busy life, but that doesn't seem to be changing any time soon, so, I don't think I can use that excuse any more!  ;)

9 comments:

  1. I hate it when this happens! I think it happens to everybody from time to time. I think a little brainless sewing (just some simple patchwork squares in fabric you really really love) always helps. Good luck!

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  2. Hey Kelli! I think every sewer/craft lover can relate to losing their desire to make stuff every once in awhile. Doesn't it seem to come in waves? I usually have 3 or 4 ideas flood my brain at once, then nothing for a while. Last time it happened I needed a break. I actually went to the beach for 3 days (lucky that you live near one, girl!) and after 2 days of relaxing and being away from it all, the desire came back. I had to get out some paper and start sketching. Take a step back and don't feel guilty about it. It's only fun to sew when you are are inspired, not when it's a chore to finish a to-do list, right? :) Wishing you full bobbins, new fabric, scissor-happiness and plenty of ideas :)
    Jenny

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  3. Awww, sweet post! Please, Kelli's Mojo, go home and make a quilter and blogger very happy! She might even buy some of your favourite sweets to celebrate your return!

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  4. Yep...I'm like you - I still WANT to make stuff, but it just doesn't seem to want to pull together correctly. I blame mine on work. When I get home, get dinner, and finally get settled at the sewing desk? Then it's pretty much time to go to bed, lol. I think I need to visit that incredible beach you've posted. I'm sure I'd rest there ;)

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  6. Yes I feel I get an idea then think hmmm how will this work exactly. I have some 1" hexies printed out, but no idea what fabrics to use or what to make with them either. I also have 4" squares which at the moment don't seem useful for anything.

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  7. My mojo comes and goes on it's own timetable too. You know how I solve it? I go buy a big cup of overpriced coffee from my favourite shop, buy a sweet snack to go with it, and then I hit the fabric store hoping that something will jump out at me that I NEED to buy. If that doesn't work, at least I've spent a relaxing hour or so with coffee and snacks :-)

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  8. I know how you feel! I used to feel like I was wasting time on days when my mojo is M.I.A. and I would throw myself into a mild panic which would make it about a thousand times worse...now I usually give in and take a night or two off. And then I either dive into something I'm dying to work on (and put off something I NEED to work on) or I just force myself to sew some little, teeny, tiny project...that's usually enough to get me rolling. (Oh, and I find that I typically misplace my mojo during the cutting and decision making phases...and then it comes running back during the sewing and quilting parts! Hmmmm...) I hope you find yours again soon!!

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  9. yes i can utterly relate and the past couple of days have felt just like that! I've not sewn a thing. I know I will when I want to, until then I just keep looking at what everyone else has done!!
    Hope you're mojo finds its way back and hasn't got sunburn from being out on that beach :)

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