Sunday, July 19, 2009

Where has the Quilting Mojo Gone?

About once a year I get into a quilting slump. For several years it was around October or November, usually after I spent several intensive weekends sewing non-stop. Then one year I kept right on quilting through October and November, only to go into a forced stop last July.

I had decided to rearrange the entire office/studio, paint and pull up the carpet. Needless to say there was no quilting going on for several weeks as I moved everything out, sorted, ripped up the carpet and painted.

Not everything got done. The floors could stand to be refinished, the chair still needs to be recovered, the window coverings are temporary paper shades and there are still boxes to be gone through, but I finally got the room back together to the point where I could quilt.

Which is what I've been doing for the past year.

I'm horrible at finishing projects -- perhaps that explains the 29 UFOs and 36 quilt tops.

For the last 4 weeks or so, I've been into another forced stop. The computer and phone issues have been eating up all of my time. Now that they are nearly resolved, I have time for a few other things -- like cleaning the office/studio. I did stop yesterday and print off the pages for the paper piecing for Ladder to the Stars. That had been on hold pending the computers and printer issues getting resolved.

So, I'm off to see how much I can accomplish today.

There have been no photos in my blog for a while, so this morning I played with my new photo editing software. Those are the 23 blocks I've completed so far on my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler -- the one I started in January 2007.

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