Thursday, 21 July 2011

I`ve lost...


...my creative mojo.  I must have left it in our old apartment as it`s certainly not in our new place.  

Just before we left for our hols, the pink Shashiko thread I had ordered to tie Deborah`s quilt arrived. It took 3 weeks to get here.  So this morning I set out to tie the quilt. My first `sewing` in over 3 weeks.  Perhaps I wasn`t in the right frame of mind or it was just too hot but I kept losing my needles, losing the scissors, losing my mind and the needle threader thingy broke and I just got in a muddle and a pickle and gave up..for today anyway.

So I`m leaving you with a photo of a blue and yellow parasol...well it is summer isn`t it? And I`m linking up to Heidi has a Hobby who is starting a new photo challenge called Hump Day `Hollah!` I only recently discovered Heidi`s blog and she takes lovely fun photos and well anyone starting a new meme is brave and should be supported...and the name is just great.
heidi has a hobby




14 comments:

Lis said...

It's just like that sometimes isn't it? I also have a quilt to tie, for the guest bed. Two sets of guests have managed without it so far and I have BiL arriving on Saturday, I expect he'll manage without it too! I'm doing some hand sewing but not much else as I have my knee in a splint at the mo! Like you say, it's summer, let's all head for the beach, we can stitch all winter long!

Catherine said...

I can sympathise! It happens, you have a break and then it all seems so difficult to get back in to. When you're ready your mojo will suddenly appear and there will be no stopping you: in the meantime, go with the flow :-)

Little Island Quilting said...

But the flip side is you create such lovely images! I have Photoshop Elements and I'm sure I read on page something or other how to take the colour out of the background but I can't for the life of me remember how to do it now.
Really effective and really, really like it!

Heidi said...

Thanks so much Annabella for joining the new challenge. I love your photo-that color really does pop! And I also understand the comings and goings of that "creative juices run wild and naturally" deal-it is really tough to get through those downs. The good news is that you still created something beautiful in your "slump"... Have a great day!

Ms. Becky said...

well I love the blue and yellow umbrella, and totally understand those days when nothing seems to go right. I think loss of creative mojo is hitting a few people of late. I like to believe that it's a natural ebb and flow thing, to be expected, and to use that resting time for renewal. the weather isn't helping - oh my the summer heat! I'm going to be checking out Hump Day Hollah; I so agree that anyone starting a new meme IS brave and ought to be supported! I hope you have a joyful day Annabella. I love the photo in previous post btw.

two hippos said...

when it gets hot the last thing anyone would want to do is sit with a quilt on their lap and sew!

Empress said...

So, I found you, Annabella! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Your photo is so striking. I can't imagine what brave soul trekked out onto those rocks.
I'm so glad you found HHH's site. She is even better in person. I told her once that the moment I met her I thought, "This is someone you want instantly for a friend." She actually inspired me to start my personal blog. What a gal!

diane said...

What a fun photo. Getting home from holiday is so tough. Your creative mojo will return soon.

susan said...

Lovely umbrella, but couldn't they find a more comfortable place to sit?!?! Your mojo will return. You've new fabric on the way, after all.

Elizabeth said...

Well, it's just too damn hot to do anything.........
100'f here today
so have also given up!

Sannah said...

Losing your creative mojo is no fun at all! I have lost my sewing mojo, and feel a bit drab because of it, but still have my creative mojo in other areas like photography, so I will head on to Heidi's and have a look, thanks for the suggestion. Hope you get your mojo back soon.

Sivinden said...

I like the bright colours of the parasol against the gray shades of the background. Mojo comes and goes - hope you'll have it back soon:)

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

it's so funny when our muse decides to take a little vacation. well, not funny at the time.... but i trust in these vacations, that she'll return refreshed and ready to mumbo. :)

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