22 January 2009

Wanted:

my mojo back. If you've seen it please send it home...I need it!! I was reading over at Cheryl's that her mojo goes missing every January. Maybe that's it and it will be back home in February, I can only hope. I sewed a little pile of valentine pillows, to use up a panel from last year...and yup that's it. The one and only sewing project since the red and blue quilt a couple posts ago. I know. Pathetic. Oh except for this Brown Bag project. Thanks to Jo Ann and her class I can count on at least one completed project per month :) Please note that I have read FIVE books so far this month though :)
I went to Road to California last week hoping to come home with lots of new fabric and inspiration to get sewing, but no such luck. I guess the economy is keeping shops from buying new lines because I really didn't see anything much different from last year, very disappointing. I did buy a few things. I was really happy to find this little bundle to go with one of my favorite fabric purchases from last year.Here's a closer look:Some charm packs and this cute valentine fabric...oh wait that was from the Quilter's Coop in Temecula. We were done at Road by 2 o'clock and so we did some shopping on our way home.

I have to apologize to Lisa at Candlelit Quilter who gave me with this award:and Amy at Windmills and Weathervanes who gave me this one:These both came back in the begininning of December and everytime I finish posting I remember that I forgot to mention them....I feel kind of weird putting up awards to myself so maybe that's what took me so long. Anyways thanks so much to both of you, I really appreciate it! O.k I'm off to search for that pesky missing mojo :)

35 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Do you believe in miracles?

Jackie said...

I know what you mean, sometimes the mojo just goes. But it will return when something really inspires you. Or possibly you have to meet a deadline. So have no fear!

Kate said...

Give it time; it'll come back when you least expect it! Love all your new fabrics :-)

belinda said...

well I feel my 'mojo' trying to rev-up after looking at your post...the pillows are sooo cute...and your fabric selections I would take in a minute.......

Darlene said...

Abracadabra - POOF - here's your MOJO! :-)

You could make some really cute and sweet for me. LOL (just kidding) Well, you could pretend it was for me. LOL

Big Sister Hugs,

Mel said...

Love the pillows! I'm going 'mojo' looking tomorrow, I'll let you know if I get extra!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've felt the same way for the last several weeks - just haven't had the whatever it takes to want to do much. But I think I'm getting better. Sometimes I think we go on a mental vacation. :) blessings, marlene

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG did you say FIVE books THIS month?? WOW you really are my hero. I havent read five books in that last five years. lololol
Cute Valentine pillows there Missy. You've been busy sewing too. Do you read while sewing?? DO YOU??
Nice fabs you got at Road and the Coop. Isnt the new place nice?

Lissa Jane said...

I have been reading heaps too.. I read four, yes FOUR books in one weekend.. Friday Night Knitting club, was one, I liked it so much the next morning I went out and bought the second book! I have read hmmm maybe 10 books this month, and gee I wonder why I need new glasses??
If you find my mojo hanging out with yours, can you send it home please???


Lissa

Carol said...

Your little pillows are so cute! I think January is just like that...I've gotten some stuff done but I just feel like I've been so darn slow...it'll come back. Love your new fabrics...can't wait to see the Valentine fabric grow into something wonderful. I'll bet the Temecula shop is just awesome now...Sharon's pics had me drooling.

Connie W said...

My quilting life has patterns to it, and periodically my mojo goes into hibernation, so I know that feeling. I usually do lots of reading during that spell. I have found that I can't generate the interest on my own, I have to wait for it to spontaneously return. The last time it hit it was slow to return and I was worried but it's poking it's little head back in. I hope you find yours again soon and I bet you do.
I love that fabric bundle, it is the cutest thing. Best wishes to you. :)

Judy said...

A lot of people mention the January slug...and I know I have felt it!! Working all day and getting 3 blocks made that should be much easier!

Keep at it, it will get better!

em's scrapbag said...

I love your little finishes. And your new fabrics are most wonderful. Hope you find the mojo soon, good luck with that.

Karen said...

Reading is important, too. Five books since the beginning of the year is pretty good. Your Mojo will be found and you'll get back in the sewing groove soon. Too bad the quilt show didn't help inspire you to run home and create.

Cheryl said...

Wow 5 books..that's very impressive. I think mojo's just need a break after Xmas. Sweet Valentine pillows. And love those ME fabrics :-)!!!

sewkalico said...

Don't worry too much about it. This month is just flying by and before you know it, you'll be back on track making your beautiful things and feeling quilty again!!

Tall House Quilts said...

The pillows are really cute. And so are the hearts. Even if mojo is missing you still have finished things. That's the way to get going again, don't you think,

Amanda said...

I find that in January my mo-jo isn't gone...it just quits working! Nothing turns out right! Then I get frustrated because I know I know how to piece correctly, but for some reason it just doesn't work. So, I've been cleaning, and exercising more (thanks to Sharon). I am moving my sewing machine downstairs tomorrow to sew together a large quilt that I am making for one of my husband's friends. It's huge, and I won't be able to lay it out on the floor in my sewing room. I'm ready to get it done, so I hope my mo-jo works extra hard and helps me sew it correctly. I'll put a Gilmore Gils CD in the computer (there's no TV in the formal living room) and hope every thing works!

I love your pillows and where did you get those Valentine plates in your header? They're adorable!

Juliann in WA said...

Five books is amazing mojo! And by the looks of the items in your photos, I am guessing the quilting mojo will soon return.

Erin said...

woa..you read a lot!! maybe I can start to read again.. hmmm...where do I begin..I love your fabric choices..and love your work!! Maybe the mojo is tucked away in the charm packs...or in your stash!!! love your blog!!

Erin at godoodlesnquilt!

Wendy said...

I'm so happy to hear I'm not the only one feeling sluggish. I'm hoping Feb will rejuvenate me.
I love you heart pillows and you found a few nice fabrics to get you going.

meggie said...

Maybe the Mojos have a Corroborree in January, here Downunder!

Thimbleanna said...

Well, it doesn't look like there's any missing mojo to me -- those valentine pillows are so cute!

Linda said...

I thought I'd leave you a message about how I enjoyed looking through your blog. And I thoroughly went through your reading list. Wow. That's a lot of books there. Not sure I would want to read some of them. I looked some up on Amazon. But thanks so much for posting.
Linda

http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

Mojo is a tricky thing, it's telling you that you need a breather. Focus on something else until inspiration looks your way once again. Sounds like something you could find in a Fortune Cookie, lol. I'm feeling pretty slow and indecisive about my quilting this month, my brain seems to be sort of - don't laugh - in semi-hibernation. It's too cold to think, lol, it's so cold! There...a good laugh will get you going. Tee hee!

Tonje said...

Don't worry about your mojo, it will come back.... Love the fabrics you bought, especially the pinks.

Have you tried audio books?... that way you can "read" and do something else at the same time.

Cheryl said...

Is your mojo still out playing?? I think it's this amazing weather we are having. I am sure it will be home soon!

Eileen said...

Yoo-hoo.. hi there Tammy :-) I am over a week late in commenting!.. so did it come back yet?
Love all your new fabrics. Pretty!

DAWNIE said...

Tammy - great news - I have found some of your Mojo - it was sitting inside the lovely Christmas box of goodies you sent me on the Secret Santa swap. It has been rubbing off on me, so best I send it right back to you now .........did you get it!!!I. Your work is lovely.
p.s. dont forget to send me a pic of that cookie bag your friend made you.

Mary said...

January is when I typically finish up my Christmas projects. It just works out that way, so the New Year does not actually start till February. lol

You have a beautiful blog!
Mary

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Those little pillows look very cute. I loved the potato.... dish you and your daughter cooked up. Love the red and blue quilts you have going. I have been quilting but battle sewing... anything to be quilted. Its this stinking cold weather I think.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the fabrics. Cheryl only loses it in January? I have the creative block a few times a year - at least 4. Usually it is burn out for me. I can see how Christmas burns us out! Once it scared me. I thought "what if I don't want to sew anymore?" and I was pretty worried. But that lasted only a week and then I was "normal" again. Whatever that is.

quiltdolls said...

Hope you are feeling better.
You always get so much more quilting done than me. I love your brown bag. I wish I would have done that one.

Kim

StitchinByTheLake said...

Ok this is February - isn't your mojo back yet? You've disappeared! blessings, marlene

Khris said...

Hey Tammy...I have nominated you for an award...please pop over to my blog to see why..hugs Khris