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Sewing Block

Posted by Blog 6 August, 2017 Comments off

I have a confession to make.  I am in a sewing rut.  Does this happen to you?  I have zero desire to sew.  I blame it on summer.  The sun shines and I am drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  Sun=Outside to me.  We have had a lot of sun.  Which means I have sewn NOTHING at all the month of July.  Which is fine if you are NOT a sewing blogger.  I use “sewing blogger” loosely as about .00001% of the population actually reads my blog.  Still, I made a commitment.

Today it’s raining.  I came into my sewing room to sew.  I look around.  I start shopping on Amazon.  This is NOT sewing.  I must stop shopping for things I do not need or want.  I start to read my book that has been sitting on the shelf all summer.  This is not going in the direction it is supposed to.  I stop reading.  FOCUS, Andrea.  I start painting my nails.  What is wrong with me!!??

I know, I NEED to get my quilt challenge done for The Quilt Exhibit in September.  YES!!  I will work on that. Problem is, I do not like quilting.  At least not yet.  Here is why.

Attempt 1:

This is definitely not making me want to sew.  Math.  Precise cutting. Perfect seam allowance.  BLECK. GROSS. All things I do not like.  However, I said I would do this challenge.  I made a commitment.  I must continue.

Attempt 2:

Better, but still nothing is lining up properly.

My internal dialog to myself:

“Maybe no one will notice if I do not have an entry.”

“I mean, who really reads my blog anyway?  Barely anyone.”

“I could go play in the rain today.”

“STOP IT ANDREA! Complete your project.  You CAN do it.”

Attempt #3:

Could it be?  Did it work?  CLOSE enough!  Now what?  How many more of these do I have to make?

The answer is…whatever I want.  The challenge rules give me complete control over how I want this to look.  I could stop here!  I could keep going.  Well, now I think I can do this.  Now, I think this is fun.  I still have no idea where I am going with this.  I need another rainy day!

You will have to stay tuned for my final results.  I have a few more weeks to figure this out. I WILL enter something in The Quilt Exhibit. I WILL.  This is my public accountability statement.  I just need one week of rain:)

You will find my COMPLETED (in some way, shape or form) at the The Quilt Exhibit in September.  It will be the one with irregular seams, crooked quilting and binding that is falling off.  BUT, it will be there. I PROMISE.



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