Have you ever just lost your sewing/quilting/blogging mojo? Well, unfortunately that has been a problem for me the past few weeks. After all the preparation leading up to our guild quilt show in June, plus the additional responsibility of being in charge of the Opportunity Shop, Ms. Mojo just got up and left!! I must say, the show was a resounding success this year, though, for which I am very grateful and pleased! Below are the quilts I entered in QuiltFest 2019. While I didn’t win a ribbon for any of these, and I really stressed myself out to get everything completed in the nick of time, I always look forward to the judge’s comments. They really help me improve my quilting.
After the show, I needed to complete the quilt for the guild fundraiser for next year which was due July 8th (more on this in a later post!) Unfortunately, I developed severe sciatica for two weeks after the show and ended up in the doctor’s office getting two injections and three prescriptions. But I did finish that quilt – the only way I could – and that was thanks to “better living through chemistry!!” LOL
So with all that was going on and the sciatic pain, I really lost my mojo! I decided to take a week off after the guild meeting, and regroup. I only have four quilts to quilt, so I really needed a little push to get started. That’s when my new friend Rose from Threadbare Creations popped into my inbox!! She had written an article on how to Reignite Your Creative Spark (see graphics below). This article, along with my chill week last week, was just what I needed!
Rose, these suggestions are spot on! I relaxed last week. I’m trying not to compare but coming off a quilt show with over 300 gorgeous, well made quilts, it’s really hard! I decided to “reconnect” with Ms. Mattie, who has been ignored for about three weeks now! I committed to getting one of those quilts done. On Wednesday, I quilted my last quilt I had committed to doing for the Carolina Hurricane Project. Today, I trimmed and bound it. Tomorrow it will go in the mail to North Carolina! Yeah!! Sometime this weekend, I will get the first of the remaining customer quilts on Ms. Mattie and get started on it. These three will be custom quilted, so I don’t foresee getting them done in a day, but I will work on them every day until completed. Tomorrow I will celebrate my finish for this week by having lunch with my hubby, daughter, and grandchildren! You know, it’s all about those grands!!
So…if you’ve lost YOUR mojo, go find it and get back to enjoying what you love to do!!