If you follow my blog you know that often times I've suffered from major loss of sewing/quilting MOJO. I've wasted lots of time questioning why I quilt (the closets are overflowing with finished quilts & flimsies). Close friends have listened to me moan and groan about why I continue to sew. I keep thinking I should be doing what everyone else is doing (sew alongs, etc) rather than following my heart and simply sewing. Because I have those self doubts I walk into my sewing room only to turn around and walk out because I don't want to do what everyone else is doing but I feel I should. Does that make sense? Additionally, I question why I continue to blog - sometimes there's just nothing to blog about because I'm not quilting and this is suppose to be a quilting blog. :-)
When I realized that September was National Sewing Month I decided to challenge myself to sew and blog every day in the month of September. Guess what? I did it - yes I did sew every day and I did blog every day. Some days I didn't sew much so I didn't have much to show or say but I did both...didn't want to be a failure in my own eyes. :-)
While I was measuring, cutting, piecing, embroidering by hand, etc I had lots of time to think. I've come to the conclusion that I sew/quilt because it really is a true passion and does "put a smile on my face and a song in my heart". Quite frankly I have no right to question what I enjoy so much. You have no idea how much fun I had - it was incredibly eye opening for me.
This is not to say that I won't have the self doubt or allow my MOJO to suffer ever again but I can say that I'm determined to continue to have fun.
I hope you'll continue to visit this silly blog of mine as I continue my quilting journey. I have plans to do lots of sewing/quilting in October - sew alongs with a couple of friends, projects that hold so much anticipation.
My husband, Ron (aka Mr Daze) is the most incredible husband (yes, I know, yours is too) .... every day he'd say "you have to sew today - get busy". This man could care less whether or not our home is tidy or if I'm going to cook a meal - "let's just fend tonight", he says.
Today he helped me take pictures of my September projects throughout our community - lots of pictures ahead. Thank you so much, Sweetheart, for spoiling me for almost 36 years. :-)
|The Sweet Life - our home in the desert|
|Betsy's Closet - pieced in Sept.|
|Spools (quilted in Sept)|
|Under Wrap Quilt - Blitzen by Moda|
|Ruffles - Halloween scraps|
|Vintage Holiday - Vintage Modern by Moda|
|Lincoln - Cinnamon Spice by Moda|
|Speck - Little Bites - Marmalade|
|Joy(ful) Gifts - Joy by Moda|
|Mite - Little Bites - Clermont Farms +|
|Tea Party - Marmalade by Moda|
|2008 FQS Designer Mystery blocks (still searching for finishing kit)|
|Snowmen A to Zzzz.... by Crabapple Hill Studio|
|The End - "3 In A Row" - Reunion by Moda|
I appreciate all your support and encouragement as I played through the month of September.
I did notice that I gained a handful of followers - thank you and welcome.
I have a surprise for one 'cheerleader' - come back tomorrow.
I'll post the CTTY winner tomorrow, as well.
Enjoy a pieceful week.