Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Year of the PIGS - When You Want to Hide in The Bag

Jill over at Ramblings of a Fabric and Yarn Obsessor has asked everyone to help Libby out of her motivational slump.  The questions:

1.  What do you do when you have no desire to sew? 
2.  Do you ever get bored with your fabric and look for a different direction? 

Question 1:  This is one reason why I started challenging myself to spend at least 15 minutes every day in my sewing room.  I find that even if I don't think I feel like sewing, making myself go upstairs and spend 15 minutes at my machine will usually change my mind.  If if doesn't,  I do my 15 minutes then move on. I'll at least make some progress on my projects.    

Question 2:  I don't think I've ever gotten bored of my fabric, but I have had projects where I was just tired of the assembly process.   When I get to that point, there are two options.  I might decide to work on a project for 15 minutes every time I sew.  Or if it is simple enough, I'll try to use Bonnie Hunter's Leader and Ender technique.  I've finished projects using both approaches. 

I also usually have more than one project working at a time.  If I get stuck or tired of a given project, I'll switch to something else on my project list. 

I hope Libby found lots of great motivational ideas from all the posts.  If you are looking for motivation too, check out Jill's Year of the Pigs. 

6 comments:

  1. I'm a shocker..I usually start something else. Hope Libby finds her mojo!

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  2. I think we all lose that interest for short periods. I usually move on to another type of craft, knitting or cross stitch, for a while.

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  3. Thanks!! I LOVE the idea of working for 15 minutes! Not just with crafts but with cleaning and organizing too! You can get so much done...without burning out!
    Thanks again!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your ideas......I find that when I'm in a slump, not quilting for a few days helps me. Then I'm happy to get back to it, sometimes with renewed interest and better ideas.

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  5. The best thing to get me going is when I decide to just take the day and clear out and organize my sewing room. I'm with you, I don't get bored with my stuff BUT I can get overwhelmed with my stuff when I have too many things I want to do and don't know where to start! Clearing out my sewing room helps me get a better handle on things.

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  6. great post, I am going to get that 15 min thing going

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