Wednesday, December 30, 2009


The idea for this post came to me about midnight last night................ why?

I've been off school for a week now, and still haven't 'finished' Beth's quilt........... why? The top is done, I'm just dragging my feet piecing the backing.

I remember when a project like this would have been done in a couple of days. It took me two days to put the borders on. Granted I spent part of that time at the dentist getting my tooth fixed.... but why?

I still have papers to grade and a new unit to develop for school.... of course I know why I'm avoiding those two jobs.

Have I lost my Mojo? Am I not trying very hard to get it back?


If any of you happen to figure this out, let me know.


Linda said...

Hey, I know exactly how you feel. This happened to me too. I was overwhelmed and burnt out...I would go to my sewing room and just not know where to start or what I wanted to do or work on. I had turned my sewing into a job and had taken the joy out of it...I stepped back and did some other crafts for awhile. I did do some sewing but only what I had to do....Now, I'm working on things that are quick or that just take a while to finish and I have pulled the deadlines off of myself. I'm enjoying my sewing again and can't wait to get home to work on things. I'm even participating in your UFO challenge. Take a breath and relax. Your mojo will come back. I'm sending you good wishes and some of my mojo. Happy New Year. Hugs from Texas. Linda

Tracy said...

It's wintertime. Grey ugly skies and dirty snow...I recommend a tropical vacation! Let me know when we leave!

Julie said...

Burnout!! You need a break. Go to the sunny Florida Keys for a week or so. LOL

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

WOW! EXACTLY how I was feeling---up until Monday of this week!!! I'm back now! Why??? Because I had so much "down-time" away from quilting (since August, basically).
For me, it feels good to be back.

For you, it's okay. Take a breather. Always remember: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Maybe a break and breather is all you need. You know your obsession will return; be patient.
(and who knows---maybe you just need to get Beth's quilt out of the way and then you'll be ready to start something new; or revisit a UFO that has been sitting so long it's almost as if it's a new project again) :0)

pajudie said...

I know just how you feel, Nancy. I think it's major burnout - this time of year is soooo busy and there's so much pressure to get things done - just take a step back and we'll go to lunch - how about that???

Barb said...

I hear you, and I feel the same! Maybe it is the false sense of having more time, and we can do it later...I do understand what you are saying! School hours will do this to us, I guess LOL!! Happy New Year to you!

Melissa said...

You have to allow yourself some down time! Even when you are doing something you love you need to take a break once in a while. I believe if you don't let yourself knowingly, your subconscious self takes over and applies the brakes. It'll come back to you when you are refreshed!