I wanted to name this post "I Have Sewers' Block." As I was typing it out, all I could think was that it sounded as if my sewers were blocked up and that is an entirely different sort of a post.
What I am trying to say is that I am having trouble with a project and I can't seem to get anywhere with it. I mentioned that I am to sew something for an auction. Having never done anything like this before, I suppose I am feeling a bit of pressure and my brain is not responding well to this. I am pretty sure I have changed my mind about what I am going to sew at LEAST 10 times. I have started something and put it aside because I am not quite happy with the direction it is going.
Clearly, Ellerie is more inspired these days than I am.
I think my trouble is that a sewing project usually comes to me from some bit of inspiration. some fabrics that I see together or a shape or texture or something sweet or beautiful, or sometimes a known need; but often I have someone in mind when I am planning, so my creation flows out of some desire to please that person. I don't know the people who will be bidding on my work, (nor do I feel completely confident that my work is worth bidding on!), so here I am typing my psychoanalysis rather than actually sewing. OK. Deep breath here. I need to just dive in, don't I? Wish me luck..... something will come. Won't it?