Here's the little sis' holding the quilt requested from the older sis'
So here are my thoughts:
1. I thought about my blog and what I REALLY want from it.
2. Then I thought about my style and how I approach quilting.
3. Then I OVER analyzed my abilities and came up with a list of shortcomings.
4. Then I felt inadequate and subsequently unsure of myself.
5. Then came the loss of my desire to sew. It was painful to even think about sewing.
I'm not the only one who faces these "quilt mind demons," right? Why do we let this happen to ourselves? We need to be critical of our work to improve, right? Why do we let comparison or critics be the thief of our joy?
When you feel burnt out and unconfident, what do you do to rise above the quilting blues?
I took a break from sewing and from my quilt blog reading (I really do love you all, but I needed a complete separation). Who could concentrate on finding peace when you have all of those wonderful pictures and projects to see and read about? You all continue to amaze me!
I'm slowly getting back into sewing. The request from my sister came at a good time and a simple quilt project is what I needed. I also joined a Friday Night Sew Along group on Instagram (#fridaynightsewalong) and the support from my fellow quilters boosted my sewing confidence. Thanks Sarah of Sarah Quilts!
Seriously, who doesn't love all the quilters? We have such a wonderful community and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to get to know everyone.