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.