For the last week I've been working on these black feathers (pattern by Shape Moth, found here).
|The blue feather I made last month for a block in the NMQA's president quilt.|
We did a four day trip over the weekend to The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. I've been feeling so worn down and tired with my sewing, I expected to come back feeling reenergized to sew and create again. Four days without my sewing machine! Four days without a computer or phone to distract me!
But when I got back I had a ton of catching up to with blog comments from the giveaway (over 600 individual entries! blew me away! lots of no-reply bloggers didn't leave an email address, including one of the winners) and blog comments for the Blogger's Quilt Festival posts. And then there were all the things in my reader! I was just overwhelmed again.
|Working on the small feather.|
I finally got to start sewing again yesterday morning. But when I finished the block I didn't feel energized or excited. And then I got a message from a friend confirming an impromptu trip to visit--her and her 18 month old daughter will be here this afternoon for two nights. Mostly likely staying in my sewing room...so there went the whisper of motivation/sewjo I had left.
|I used a scrap of my first shot cotton for the background, it's lovely, but I wish there was a little more contrast with the feathers!|
Maybe it will return for the long weekend! There is a quilt show starting tomorrow I'm hoping to go to, maybe it will inspire me! Ten days left in the month and I am feeling soooo behind. How about you? What have you been working on? Or what re-energizes your sewing spirit?