Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My MoJo is on Vacation!

I know that everyone has gotten to a point along their "quilting adventure" when you find yourself sorta aimless.  Like you are a piece of orange pulp floating around in a glass of water that has just been agitated!  Well that is how I feel!  I can't seem to focus or settle on one thing.  I sit at my sewing machine and it takes me an hour to sew one strip together, I get up, and another hour to set and iron the seam and then I have lost interest.  There are so many quilts I want to make, so much fabric I have to use, but no creative energy to get started.

I am leaving on Friday for a meeting in D.C.  Our oldest son and his wife will pick me up and then have told me I have an appointment at a Spa for the afternoon!  Maybe a bit of pampering will bring MoJo back!  I sure hope so.  On my itinerary while there will be to visit a wonderful African Fabric store and additions  to an already large stash----but my justification is, there is no where around Middle Tennessee to purchase African Fabric, so I am pretty safe to get it when I can.

Another point of contention, or concern is this blog!  I read so many others that are so interesting, full of fun reading, and then there is mine.  I am again wondering if I should continue with this endeavor.  I keep telling myself it is actually a journal, and should meet my needs not the needs of the blog community, but still it is nice to see lots of followers and comments.  Thank goodness for Lane and Diane who are often leave comments and the visitor count that appears to indicate people are stopping by (if that count is real)  Maybe, I need to share more of myself----who knows!

Anyway----clearly there is nothing new on the quilting front.  Still working on the zig zag quilt hopefully to have it done soon---how soon---don't know!  When I get back from DC I am going to dye more fabric.  I got two great books---We Love Color compiled by Susanne Woods and Elizabeth Hartman's new book Modern Patch Work.  Both great books, that are totally opposite to my usual quilting style (in a way), but certainly ones that are relevant in my progression.

Well, I have lots to do before leaving, so I will wish you a great Tuesday!


  1. I read your blog. Like you, I barely get comments. I do the blog for me, not everyone else... It is my journal. I urge you to keep it up...

    But I know for me, captcha is a pain on my iPad (where I read blogs from) and I will give up commenting if it doesn't work after the second try...

  2. Thou shalt not stop thy blog. Write about what interests you. That's the point. My experience is that a lot more people read than comment. Lane

  3. You had better not stop your blog!! I will have to come up there and hurt you! LOL Since I don't have a quilting partner here anymore, I can at least keep up with what you are doing, seeing your fun ideas. Your mussings helps me to get off my fanny & focus on something for a change. You kow I've been in a lost mo-jo mode for quite a while. No rhyme or reason; I think as creative people our brain will turn off on periodically in self defense. At least that's my story & I'm sticking to it! LOL
    Take the week off, meander around some fabric stores and pamper yourself. You deserve it, my friend!
    Many hugs,

  4. I think quilting and blogging mojo come and go, ebb and flow. I know that a trip to a fabric store with cool material fills my head with ideas and I'll bet it will stimulate you too. Don't fret over it, just enjoy the trip and things will happen.


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