Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ho-Hum!

That's how I've been feeling the past few weeks. I'm not inspired to do anything - nothing, nil, zilch, zero. I told you that my machine has been quiet and my hands very still. I've managed to do a little embroidery but not enough to tell anyone about. I haven't done any hand applique and I don't have an excuse. And, piecing on my sewing machine has not happened in quite a while - OK a little piecing to do along with the little embroidery project but again not enough to tell anyone about. Ho-Hum!

I took a quick stroll through this messy closet looking for the project to inspire me. It was a boring stroll. Ho-Hum!!!!


These are pieces parts of various applique projects that just need to be assembled
or more blocks need to be made. You can see my Pumpkin Hill blocks and my Rabbits Prefer Chocolate blocks are there, too. And more! Not interested! Ho-Hum!!!!!

Yes, I've been visiting all of my favorite inspirational blogs but nothing has called out to me. Ho-Hum!
I had a lightbulb moment! I'll visit my favorite on-line shops and order a whole new project. Nothing inspired me! It was a very dim lightbulb. Ho-Hum!!!
Is it a slump? No, I don't think it is. And, I'm not concerned either but I do want to be busy. So, do you have any suggestions? Can you help me? What would you do?
Ho-Hum! and a big SIGH!!!!! ;-)
In Friendship!

26 comments:

Wendy said...

Not to worry, it will pass. Something will come along to inspire you. Hmmmm what do I do when that happens???? I go shopping, either on-line or at a shop and I usually get mine juices flowing again. With Quilt Market just ending someone must have something new. I'd really like to get Cinderberry Stitches new pattern, have you checked it out??

Carole said...

Nothing out of Kim's new book? As for me, school is keeping me busy so I have nothing interesting to blog about! Hence the quietness! Which, BTW, I should get back too! Hope you find some inspiration!

Not Lucy said...

I understand how you feel. I just finished my grandson's quilt and need to move to something new but I am easily distracted. I do have a couple of quiltlets I would like to have done by next Tuesday so maybe getting started on those will get me going again.

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Linda said...

Like Wendy said, it will pass, but it's the waiting for it to pass that's so boring.... What about that lovely new book you received yesterday? Got all your Christmas sewing done? You could always make a bag, that would get you out of it quick and back to the quilts, I know how much you love making bags...*s*

Vicky said...

I always pick up applique when I'm slumping. It's easy and at least I'm making forward motion. How about a quick charity wheelchair quilt or a small baby quilt? A small easy project might jump start you.

Screen Door said...

First off-- I'm completely envious of your closet-- both size and contents. You have so many "uptodate" fabric. Darlene, they are just beautiful. No, I don't think you are slumping. Find a book and curl up for a few days and read. Sewing fingers need rest too. Have you read the "Good Yarn" books by Debbie Macomber? She has a connecting story called Susannah's Garden too. Helen Kelley has a couple of books from her columns in the Quilter's Magazine too. Those are great too. You'l come out this "spell" before you know it...

Catherine said...

Is there a block you've looked at before and thought you might like to do? Why not just do one and turn it into a book cover or something like that? Sometimes just doing a block that has no set purpose gives me new ideas and I'm off and running.

Su Bee said...

Well, you might as well clean house and do holiday shopping and cooking to pass the time, cos the "mojo" will come back on it's own sweet time. It sure seems like we all get these ho-hum periods so we can all relate, but it's no fun!

Libby said...

How about something from that new book *s* Just open to a page and dig in . . .

Angie said...

Okay, already, I'm coming to play at your house, in your fabric stash, and we'll just see how fast you decide which project you want to work on! LOL

Suze said...

Oh, you are just recharging. After all with all you have done recently you need to rest a bit.......

This too shall pass away.

mar said...

I think you need to get a check up quick!! OMG, I find that stash very inspiring!!!

Yvonne said...

Natalie's "Scrumptious" patterns should be ready real soon...Kim said to watch the Honeysuckle page. That would keep you busy. :)

Floss said...

I just came out of a bit of a slum, and all the projects that I thought were ho-hum are once again inspiring to me. Not sure what trigger it, but I sure something will come along to get you out of your slum.

swooze said...

I think you should go look at MY UFOs and let me know which one you want to finish for me!! :D

Perry said...

I would read a book or two, or watch some outlandish movies. That works for me when I need a break from quilting. Try the J.D. Robb books by Nora Roberts for something different. Your ho hum will pass soon if you let it run its course.

May Britt said...

You are having a christmas stress syndrome LOL
Just relax and look in the new book you got. Forget all old projects and start a new one.

Thimbleanna said...

I would do a christmas yoyo garland -- I've been wanting to try one!

Mary Ann said...

I wouldn't worry too much...as someone wrote earlier, you're just charging your batteries!! ;o) I've recently been in a bit of a slump myself, but I did finish a little needle-case for a friend from a pattern on the Cinderberry Stitches blog. All the best!! Mary Ann in Denmark

Nan said...

How awful to feel that way, but I think it happens to all of us from time to time. Somewhere that creative spark will come along, and you'll be sewing like crazy once again!
Your 'messy' closet calls out to me, that's for sure! That's definitely my kind of 'mess' - lol!
Maybe a quilt from your new book is the inspiration you need? Hmmmm...

Juliann in WA said...

I bet that Ho Hum that you are feeling is just a little breathing pause before your next burst of creative energy.

sheddy said...

If it helps, you've been a huge inspiration to me and got me motivated once again. Thank you, thank you thank you!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I think the quilting slump is going around Darlene. I am just coming out of my slump of quite a few weeks. I couldn't even read blogs! I had over 3500 posts on my bloglines to be read. I am nearly caught up now, and have started a little bit of sewing, but I'm not at the "lying in bed at night thinking about quilt designs" stage yet. It comes back eventually.

Kathy Wagner said...

Maybe you are recharging your creative batteries since you finished your huge project (Journey of a Quilter)and just need to rest up.
I have a suggestion for you Darlene. Come on over here for tea and chocolate and we'll chat and sew, and you'll be feeling better before you know it!

Brigitte said...

oh, I love the pic of your closet :)

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