Sunday, 16 March 2014

Finding the balance... something I haven't been able to for quite some time. The balance between my thoughts and actions, the balance between my job and the amount of stress I create- having said that, my job is not that stressful, the balance between housework and sewing...I can write all night about this issue.
I am not sewing at all nor doing housework. You wouldn't want to visit me these days. I got my glasses, and the new walking foot arrived the other day but I haven't been able to find my sewing spirit yet. I should finish quilting the bow ties quilt but I don't want to- I am also bored with it; I should finish a quilted name tag for the secret fellow quilter at my local quilt guild by the end of this month but I haven't even started yet and have no creativity. There are many things I want to sew, lots of promises I make to myself which I don't keep; but I am very good at thinking about them. It is my favourite bed time sleep-killer activity. I am also sad that I don't pay enough attention to my blog, I don't post often enough because I am not making enough. I am not feeling motivated nor do I have enough energy. I announced a fabric giveaway for the next month on my Facebook page to feel excited about sewing again. I am hoping that this will be a "pick-me-up" thing. I will give more details about the giveaway in the following days.
To cut it short, I don't know why I am feeling this way and what can make me feel better. I decided to learn meditation- maybe this is the key to settling the struggle I am having.
I am sorry for writing about negative things. I know some of you are going through much more difficult times, have more important things to worry about and mine are just a drop in the ocean. I wanted to share it here to feel a little better because I am not feeling well and this makes me worried about my health.

Tonight, I picked up an old UFO and started ripping it apart. Do I have anything in mind-no. Just wanted to do it. I unpicked the stitches while watching my favourite Turkish TV series, Magnificent Century, which is about the era of the great Ottoman emperor Suleyman the Magnificent. To be honest, it was so relaxing.
I am hoping that I will be sewing again soon.

What do you do when you feel down and are lack of motivation? How do you get out of the blues? I appreciate your comments and suggestions/advice.

Till next time, stay safe and healthy.


  1. when down and everything is getting on top of me sometimes getting someone else to help you start one of the (what feels like 100's) items on the to do list helps. Yesterday and today we amalgamated the junk room and guest room so my son can have a bedroom of his own soon. So now we have a cleaned up junk room with neatly stacked boxes and a double bed and a nice clean (but empty for now) room ready to move a cot and dresser into. Hope you find your groove again soon :)

    1. Thank you for your comment dear reader. I am planning to make a to do list for my house chores and other things too. Glad to hear that it worked for you and hope it will work for me too.

  2. I have found my sewing friends usually give me that encouragement needed to get me going again. I have been amazed at how wonderful our online sewing community is in supporting each other :)


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