Monday, 3 June 2013

June Goals

I'm slowly trying to get back into the swing of things, now that the horrible exam is out of the way.

I seem to have lost my sewing confidence.  I royally messed up my FQRK Bee blocks for May and I am still feeling really bad about having cut up my bee mates fabric, failed to notice the block construction properly and got it all wrong.  I am also feeling like a total fabric numpty; questioning all my choices and ideas.  I know it probably seems insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but it's really knocked the wind out of my sails.

I'm so sorry to share a bit of my negativity.  It was such a revelation to me to find sewing a couple of years ago.  I think I was riding on the crest of a creative wave, so it really does feel pants to have wiped out. I am hoping beyond hope that reciting my usual mantra of *this too shall pass* will work.  Please tell me it will... soon.

With this in mind, I am setting some June goals... realistic ones {I hope}

1.  Finish the Feathery Friends quilt - its all pieced and just needs a backing, sandwich, quilt and bind.



Feathery Friends

2.  Complete a Siblings Together charity quilt using the jelly roll very kindly donated by Rachel from Contented Be.

That's all I'm even going to hope for at the moment, well this and my bee blocks.

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24 comments:

  1. Ah Liz - it will pass, and flip look at that amazing feather quilt - you are no numpty!

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  2. I am feeling the same way - I started my FQR mug rugs for the sample swap today, and they just aren't how I visualised them! Now I need to decide whether to scrap them completely or plough on. I hope you get your mojo back too. That feathers quilt is divine x

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  3. Liz, we have all been there. I messed up a really simple bee block in April and felt so stupid. Chill and sew something for pleasure before you tackle anything big. Your confidence will soon come back. Take care. Di x

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  4. It's a common problem feeling down after you've finished an exam. Everything you make always looks great to me and I'm still waiting for you to send me that feathers quilt...

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  5. Snap out of it, lovely things to sew, people to cheer you on, we've al been there. Well not me, obviously, but most people xxx

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  6. Sorry to hear your in a bit of a slump! BUT your feather quilt is gorgeous, I just made my first feather block yesterday and I love it, any quilts with those feathers in it are winners!

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  7. Oh my dear. It happens to all of us. Not to worry. Sometimes the first cut or seam I do is wrong. When that's out of the way, then I can get on with it : )
    So love your feather quilt. You can do this!

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  8. Oh I know EXACTLY how you are feeling. I'm still not happy with my pillow for the swap (and it's in the post!) matters made FAR worse by the fact my partner finally surfaced on the last day with an AMAZING pillow she'd made for someone else. I spent all day yesterday thinking how *perfect* your mini quilt was that you made me and frustrated that the pillow wasn't that standard, so that's ironic! And I love the feather quilt, it's gorgeous.

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  9. you wee scone. please don't be hard on yourself. I reckon after all that focussed work, you need some time to breathe, decompress and to get your equilibrium back. small steps, dandelion hugs and maybe a glass of wine. Dr M x

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  10. Aw Liz, creativity ebbs and flows. Sometimes we just need to rest and surround ourselves with goodness & inspiration, in whatever form that works for you. Don't force it - it WILL come back! Jxo

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  11. Those feathers make my heart sing. You will get your mojo back. Strangely a huge number of us crashed after the retreat last year. It was like we all overloaded and then imploded. It happens to all of us and you shall get the joy back. (Oh, and we all make mistakes too and don't you doubt that. You make lovely things and will again.)

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  12. Your feathers look fab - such a great idea floating them in the low volume. Your mojo will return. I've had quite of spell questioning if I'll really ever enjoy sewing again. I've hated the feeling but then at the weekend I finished my first quilt of the year and I'm back feeling all excited about sewing again.

    My June goal is to get to the PO this week to post your prize!!!

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  13. Your quilt is awesome! Sew some simple things to build your confidence up! You can do it! Pray, ask God for guidance, seems silly to ask God about quilting but he truly understands how the little things make such a difference! I'm sending up a prayer for you now!

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  14. Lovely Liz! You will love it again soon! I have buggered up many bee blocks - Sue's, Kelly's and recently some mo-stash ones too! Just be pleased the exam is over and summer appears to be here. Like Dr M says, have a glass of wine and relax. Sending you good vibes and a big hug XXXXXX

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  15. I'm sure you can do it. You're probably just burned out a bit from the exam

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  16. I always remember the end of exams being anti-climactic so I agree with Katy. It too shall pass - don't listen to Hadders ;) Wallow in some self-pity and in a day or two you'll feel much better. We all screw up things - trust me! Hope you feel better soon.

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  17. Everyone has times like this. Even after 40 years of quilting, I sometimes flub up royally. Being tired and stressed is often contributory. You'll get back in the groove as you make more blocks.

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  18. Those feathers really are so beautiful! I expect once you get going with them your mojo will come back :)

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  19. yeah, like they all said. And, sometimes you really do need to throw junk away and start a new project. Love your feathers. Can't wait to see the finish!

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  20. oh I feel for you... I have done the same recently, messing up with a bee block not my fabric and I felt absolutely terrible. I ordered more fabric and it wasn't the same colour, proper disaster really! anyway my fellow bee was so nice about it but I still felt terrible.

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  21. Yep. . it's all about the learning. Don't feel bad. And your goals are fantastic! ♥

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  22. I totally understand. A couple of years back, some friends invited me to join their bee. I was in over my head. I had to return one set of blocks and just explain that I had done my best, but that they were terrible and I would not be offended if they were not used in the quilt. They were not.

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  23. O Liz, Liz! wherefore art thou Liz? XXXXXX

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