Monday, October 27, 2008

I Have...Hmmmm..

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?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kind of off-topic but here is an older office chair on CL for $8.. Don't know if it's exactly what you were looking for, but for $8 check it out!